Historic night lifts Missouri gymnastics over Auburn

11 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Friday, March 03 2017 Mar 3, 2017 Friday, March 03, 2017 10:47:00 PM CST March 03, 2017 in Sports
By: Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Missouri gymnastics scored its third-highest score in program history Friday in its 197.200-195.350 victory over Auburn.

Missouri's 197.200 is the highest since the 2004 season when the team posted the top two team totals, 197.425 and 197.350, in school history. The Tigers swept all four events. 

Mizzou (9-7, 2-4 SEC) tied the program record on the beam, scoring a 49.325, and tied the third-best bars score, 49.325, in team history as well.

Tiger Sophomore Britney Ward won a team-leading ninth and 10th event titles on beam and vault. Junior Kennedi Harris won the floor title and sophomore Madeleine Huber won the bar apparatus. Freshman Aspen Tucker won the all-around with a career-best 39.450.

Junior Shauna Miller scored 9.875 to tie a season-high as the Tigers posted a 49.350 on bars in the second rotation to tie the third-best Missouri score on the event in program history. 

The Tigers earned a program-record-tying 49.325 on beam thanks to five scores of 9.800 or better. Ward tied her career-best score of 9.950 for the second week in a row. Junior Tia Allbritten earned a career-high 9.875 and Brooke Kelly tied her career-best with the same score.

A Tiger season-best 49.375 on floor closed the event. Harris garnered a career-high 9.950 to close out the rotation. Tucker claimed a personal-best 9.900, while junior Becca Schugel tied her personal-best with a 9.900 as well.

Missouri concludes the regular season with senior night March 10 when No. 11 Kentucky comes to Columbia.

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