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Season High on Floor Not Enough for Mizzou Gymnastics

Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:59 PM

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COLUMBIA - The Tigers set a new season high on floor today, earning a team score of 48.800 on the event. Several gymnasts set new career highs at the meet as well, and sophomore Rachel Updike took first on the vault with a 9.950 score, which matches her career high.

Senior Tori Howard also had a career night on the vault earning a 9.875 score. She followed freshman Miranda Eubank in the lineup, who also put up a personal best of 9.775. Sandra Ostad anchored the rotation with a 9.675 score, and Cathryn Aliceaacosta earned a 9.600 for her vault.

The Tigers put up a 49.725 team total on the uneven bars, led by Updike with a 9.775. Both Ostad and Eubank earned 9.750 scores on the event to contribute to the team total as well. Sophomore Laura Kappler matched her personal best with a 9.725 tally, and junior Taylor Medrea scored the same. Mackenzie McGill also earned a 9.700 for her bars set.

Both Updike and Howard led Missouri on the beam with 9.775scores on the event. Kappler led off the rotation with a 9.750 score, and Aliceaacosta followed her with a 9.700 as well.

Medrea kicked off the floor rotation for the Tigers with her career-high 9.800 score, and Aliceaacosta followed with the same. Howard also earned a 9.800 score on floor. Going third in the lineup, Ostad put up a career high 9.850 score for the Tigers as well.

News week Mizzou will travel to Fayetteville, Ark. to face the Razorbacks on Friday, March 1.

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