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|Michigan wins NCAA men's gymnastics title|
|Written by JIM CARLSON, Associated Press|
|Sunday, 21 April 2013 07:19|
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Olympian Sam Mikulak won the all-around competition and helped Michigan pull away from Oklahoma in the final rotation to take the NCAA men's gymnastics title Saturday night.
Michigan finished with 443.200 points, and Oklahoma had 440.100 after leading by five-tenths after five events. The Wolverines' final event was floor exercise and they scored 75.250, while the Sooners earned 72.750 on the high bar.
The championship was Michigan's fifth, and the third for head coach Kurt Golder.
"You work so hard every year and it doesn't always come to fruition," Golder said. "When it does, it's very special."
Sooners coach Mark Williams was pleased with the second-place finish.
"We were trying to get as good as we could during the year and see how far we could go," Williams said. "There's no way I could have projected this team would have finished second."
Stanford was third at 436.150, followed by host Penn State at 436.100, Iowa at 426.450 and Illinois at 422.550.
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