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The Nittany Lions had four event victors against the Cornhuskers
The Nittany Lions will honor its five seniors Saturday, March 17 at 4 p.m. at Rec Hall
Saturday, March 3 | Iowa City, Iowa | 8 p.m.
|Floor Exercise||13.950||1/12/18||at West Point Open|
|Pommel Horse||14.450||3/4/16||at Arizona State|
|Still Rings||14.100||1/16/15||at West Point Open|
||14.800||2/6/15||vs. Ohio State|
|High Bar||14.300||4/10/15||NCAA Team Finals|
2018 (Senior Year)
Participated on the floor exercise, pommel horse, and vault in his final season with Penn State … Placed this at the West Point Open team final (1/13) on the floor exercise with a career-high 13.950 … Tied for fourth overall on the pommel horse at Ohio State (2/9) with a season-best 13.850 … Sat out the final half of the season due to injury.
2017 (Junior Year)
Did not compete.
2016 (Sophomore Year)
Competed seven times as a pommel horse specialist for the Nittany Lions … Set a season record with a 14.450 and a pommel horse title at Arizona State (3/4) … Helped the Blue and White qualify for the NCAA Championships with an 11th-place finish on the pommel horse in the qualifier … Also competed in the NCAA Championships on the pommel horse for Penn State.
2015 (Freshman Year)
Competed on four events during his freshman year ... Posted a career-best 14.100 on the still rings as he tied for sixth in the team finals at the West Point Open (1/16) ... Tied for first on the vault against Iowa with his career-best 14.950 (2/27) ... Finished sixth on the parallel bars against Ohio State with his career-best score of 14.800 (2/6) ... Placed 18th on the high bar in the team finals at the Big Ten Championships with his score of 14.250 (3/27) ... Competed at the NCAA Championships on the high bar ... Hayden ended his freshman year campaign with a career-best 14.300 on the high bar at the NCAA Team Finals, where he tied for 31st (4/10)
Trained at Hayden's International Gymnastics Academy ... Six-time Georgia all-around state champion ... Four-time regional all-around champion ... Seven-time Junior Olympic national qualifier ... 2013 men's junior national team member ... 2013 horizontal bar national champion ... Ranked third in the all-around and the floor exercise.
Full name is Quest Bannon Hayden ... Son of Dennis and Tanya Hayden ... Has an older sister and brother ... Majoring in psychology.