Women’s gymnastics team hits highest marks

Kimberly Randall

Kimberly Randall scored a career-high 9.875 on the vault. Photo: Steve Woltmann

The women’s gymnastics team came away with a victory and scored a season-high 193.475 to beat Alaska Anchorage (190.325) at a tri-meet Sunday. Southeast Missouri took first at the meet with 194.075. 

The Flames earned first-place finishes in each event and posted several career-best scores.

On vault, UIC claimed first place with redshirt-junior Kimberly Randall’s career-best score of 9.875, followed by senior Catherine Dion’s career-best 9.800 to tie for second. Freshman Nikki Woodruff collected a personal-best score with 9.650.

Dion took the lead on bars and set a career high with her first-place score of 9.850. Randall scored a personal-best 9.750 alongside junior Gabrielle May to tie for sixth.

Dion continued to top all competitors with 9.850 on beam for first. Sophomore Kerensa Mitchell registered her first score of the season with 9.650 and freshman Nicole Szabo came away with a career-high 9.600.

The collection of career-best scores continued to the floor exercise, where Dion tied for first with 9.875, sophomore Giulia Hindermann gathered a 9.775 and Randall posted a 9.725.

Through four events, Dion recorded an impressive 39.375 in the all-around for a new career high and first place. Junior Citlali Cuevas took a 38.200 for fourth.

The Flames host Texas Woman’s in a conference meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the Physical Education Building.

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