Gymnastics by the numbers

GYMNASTICS Team scores: Alabama – 197.275 Illinois – 195.925 Penn State – 195.85 Auburn – 195.6 Kentucky – 195.175 Central Michigan – 195.075 By the numbers: 4 | Kayla Hoffman owned four of the six scores of 9.9 or higher by all-around competitors of the six teams at regionals Saturday. 29 | Alabama has advanced to 29 straight NCAA Championships. 26 | The Crimson Tide has won 26 Regional Championships, the most all time. 6 | Alabama has scored higher than 197 in six of its last seven meets after scoring less than 197 in each of its first five meets. 42 | When Alabama begins play in Cleveland at the NCAA Championships on April 15, it will be the Tide’s first competition outside the state of Alabama in 42 days. 4 | The Tide scored the four highest team scores of the meet.

Hoffman leads Tide to 26th Regional Championship

Kayla Hoffman’s last ever performance in Coleman Coliseum may have been her best. As Alabama cruised its way to an NCAA-leading 26th Regional Championship Saturday night, she breezed past the rest of the competition and scored a 39.65 to easily win the all-around title. “I just realized it was my last meet in Coleman when I got off beam (the Tide’s final event),” Hoffman said.