Gymnastics Keep Home-winning Streak Alive vs Centenary
Jan. 22, 2005
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - (Saturday, January 22, 2005) Despite having a new name in the Redhawks the Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team was up to their old tricks by defending their home mats. Southeast defeated Centenary College, 190.450 - 189.050 in Houck Field House Saturday afternoon.
The win by Southeast (2-0, 1-0 MIC) extended their home dual wining streak to eight-straight meets. The victory over Centenary (0-3) also extends their dual winning streak to five-straight duals dating back to last season.
Southeast got an early boost in the first rotation when senior Katie Bloom (Snellville, Ga./ Gwinnett Gymnastics Center) won on the vault with a score of 9.575. Centenary had three gymnasts tie for second place. Despite that performance Southeast won the vault with a score of 47.575.
On the bars junior Tara Boldt (Lakeville, Minn./ T.A.G.S) took the first place with a marvelous routine and a score of 9.625. Teammate Jennifer Kaye (Brookfield, Wis./ Salto Gymnastics) finished second with a score of 9.600. Those two scores help lead Southeast to the 47.050 - 46.900 victory on the bars.
Centenary grabbed their first individual victory with Sarah Bell winning the beam with a score of 9.800. Boldt finished second with a 9.750 and Lexie Hein (Appleton, Wis./ LaFleur's Gymnastics) tied for third with Centenary's Kristine Menne with a 9.675.
Southeast still managed to win the beams however with a score of 48.175.
Menne would win on the floor, but it was to little to late for the Ladies as Southeast used a second place by Amanda Grimes (Lone Jack, Mo./ GAGE Gymnastics) and a third place tie between Bloom and Hein to win the floor and the meet. Hein set a new career-high with a score of 9.575
Boldt won the all-around title with a score of 38.450 and Hein finished second with a career-high 38.175.
Centenary's Sarah Ball finished third with a score of 38.150.
Southeast improved to 10-1 all-time vs Centenary. The Redhawks' next meet will be at home when they take on conference rival Illinois-Chicago in the Houck Fieldhouse on Saturday, January 29.