By Joseph Beyda
No. 2 Stanford men’s gymnastics came within three points of upsetting No. 1 Oklahoma on Saturday, eventually finishing second in a four-team meet at Burnham Pavilion.
The Cardinal lost ground to the Sooners on the rings, and sophomore Akash Modi’s meet-best 90.150 in the all-around wasn’t enough for Stanford in the 440.550-437.550 defeat.
Fifth-year senior Sean Senters tied Oklahoma’s Josh Yee for the best vault score of the afternoon (15.400), building on individual victories in the event each of the previous two weeks. Stanford also posted the two top scores in the parallel bars: Modi’s 15.450 and senior Brian Knott’s 15.300.
No. 6 Cal placed third with a score of 423.550, while No. 10 Nebraska came in last with 418.050.
The Cardinal have two weeks off before their next competition, a dual meet at Michigan on Feb. 7. The No. 5 Wolverines have won two consecutive national titles and are coming off a 444.700-436.350 loss at No. 4 Penn State on Saturday.
Contact Joseph Beyda at jbeyda ‘at’ stanford.edu.