The gymnast’s enthusiasm helps fuel Red Rocks #2 – but it may also have contributed to her fainting after crashing last week
(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Cammy Hall competes on the vault for Utah in Utah’s best gymnastics meet at Maverik Center on Saturday, January 9, 2021.
By Lya Wodraska | Special for The Tribune
| January 28, 2022, 1:00pm
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Utah gymnast Cammy Hall has a few goals for her bump. Get good height, good distance, hold and yes, breathe, especially if she’s going to celebrate her effort.
Hall spooked teammates and fans when she fainted after a game against Arizona State last week.
She was checked by doctors as a precaution but everything is back to normal she was only advised to remember to keep her excitement under control for a bit.
“I just decided to take a nap,” she jokes about the incident.
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Hall’s vault earned her a score of 9.8 in her win over the Sun Demon. The effort not only showcases her talent but also the enthusiasm she brings to the team.
She had a near-fainting incident against Washington last season following a similar celebration.
“I am passionate about the sport,” Hall said. “I’m excited about that and I know the team will make it happen. That’s part of who I am. ”
Honestly, sunbaenim didn’t have too much to celebrate until recently. Hall missed his freshman year with an Achilles tendon tear, an injury that required a lengthy rehabilitation period.
She recovered to be a starter on the vault in her second year and scored a season-best 9,925 goal against Oregon State, but it wasn’t until last year that she felt fully recovered from her injury. mine.
She earned All-Pac-12 honors on the vault in 2021 with a season-high of 9.9 and two event wins.
Those consistent efforts are something she not only wants to bring to the 2022 season, but uses as a step towards an even better 2022 campaign.
“Having an injury in my freshman year made me an important part of who I am,” she said. “I’m not going to lie, it was hard to just watch, but the comeback has made things so much better.”
Now that Hall is at 100%, Utah coach Tom Farden doesn’t want to dampen her enthusiasm one bit, if anything, he wants her to continue using it to the benefit of the team, even if he had to remind her to breathe.
“Her energy and passion and infectious laughter light up the room,” he said. “Some of our kids have very tight Type A personalities and she brings a charm to everything. She does a great job of enjoying the moment. She has shown a lot of dedication and determination to get back to where she was before her injury and that perseverance is now paying off.”
Hall, who hails from Gainesville, Va., is a key part of the arch lineup whose thoughts are on big improvements in 2022.
Utes were consistent last season as they finished in seventh nationally, but expect more this season, they have more vaults worth 10.0.
Hall’s vault is one of them.
“She’s worked really hard on the mechanics and is at her best right now,” Farden said. “She hits her vault drills and you can see the results.”
Since she only competed in one event, Hall was able to use the rest of the focus in the meeting to cheer on her teammates, seeing the opportunity as a leadership role.
On Saturday, she and Utes will focus on Stanford and clean up the mistakes that led to inconsistent performances against Arizona State.
“We have to work on more detail and perfection,” she said. “We have to go in and handle our business.”
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