Seven Mizzou gymnasts set career bests in win over Lindenwood

5 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Sunday, February 08 2015 Feb 8, 2015 Sunday, February 08, 2015 5:01:40 PM CST February 08, 2015 in Tiger Talk
By: Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Seven different Mizzou gymnasts recorded career bests on Sunday for a combined nine personal records as the gymnastics team won 194.550-193.675 over the Lindenwood Lions at the Hearnes Center.

Becca Schugel, a freshman, achieved her first all-around title with a score of 39.175. She also shared a three-way tie with freshman Shauna Miller and sophomore Alyson Heimsath on the beam with a score of 9.775.

The Tigers improved to 5-3 on the season, while the Lions fell to 1-5. The Tigers also received a season best floor score of 49.150 to end the meet.

Mizzou began the meet recording its second highest score of the year on vault (49.175). Redshirt senior Katelyn Trevino's 9.900 not only won her the event but was also a personal best. Senior Laura Kappler was second with a 9.875 while Schugel tied for third at 9.850. Harris and sophomore Angie Kern posted a 9.775 to round out the vault rotation for the Tigers.

Miller won bars with a 9.900, recording another personal best during the meet. Two other Tigers also had personal bests on bars. Senior Briana Conkle's 9.875 best tied her for second with fellow senior Becca Johnson while Schugel's new best of 9.800 would tie her for sixth. In the bar rotation, Mizzou scored 48.575.

The Tigers combined for 47.650 on beam, including the three-way first place tie.

Mizzou's 49.150 combined floor score is 0.25 higher than the team's previous high of 49.125. Harris posted a new best for the second meet in a row with a 9.900, 0.050 higher than her score against Kentucky. Kappler and Heimsath tied at 9.850 for second which were new career bests for the pair. Kern had her season high at 9.800.

Mizzou travels to Gainesville, Fla. to face No. 2 Florida at 6 p.m. Friday.


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