Gymnastics sets season-high scores

Gabrielle May

Gabrielle May earned a career-best score in her last meet. Photo: Steve Woltmann

The women’s gymnastics team defeated Southeast Missouri State, 193.625-191.800, Sunday at the UIC Pavilion.

The Flames earned their highest team score of the season and set team highs on bars and floor in the first senior night held at the UIC Pavilion.

Senior captain Gabrielle May had an outstanding final meet as a Flame, earning a career-best 39.225 in the all-around category to take first place.

“It was so exciting to have the first senior day here at the Pavilion,” head coach Peter Jansson said. “The girls came out very strong.

“We finished off with a bang with five great hits on floor. In the end, it all added up our best score of the season and we will head into the conference championships with confidence.”

UIC heads to Denton, Texas, for the Midwest Independent Conference Championships Saturday at Texas Woman’s University.

UIC started strong in the first rotation, with sophomore Nikki Woodruff scoring a career-best 9.800 to tie for first place with May.

 

 

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