Gymnastics Continues Success Against Hamline
Jan. 30, 2004
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - The Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team improved its record to 5-1 this evening by scoring the fifth-best team score in school history. The Otahks topped Hamline University 195.025-187.725.
For the second meet in a row the Southeast squad set numerous marks in the school's Top 10 record book. With seven more additions into the Top 10 lists, the 2004 squad seems to be putting things together.
"In the jigsaw puzzle of gymnastics success, this team is steadily putting the pieces in order," said head coach Tom Farden.
After a strong 47.950 vault performance, the Otahks posted a 49.000 score on the uneven bars-the second best score in school history in the event. Junior Traci Jo Flippo opened started Southeast out on the right foot by posting a 9.750. Freshman Lexie Hein followed that with an outstanding performance and personal-best 9.825. Senior Ashley Godwin, who won the all-around, took first in the bars with a 9.850.
On Beam, the Otahkians continued their success by scoring another 49.000 team score. That mark was good enough for fourth-best all-time at Southeast. Again, Godwin won the event, this time with a 9.875. Junior Tara Boldt finished just behind with a 9.850.
On the floor exercise, Godwin and Boldt, along with junior Alexis Traylor, shared first place as each scored a 9.850 on the event. As a team the Otahkians scored a 49.075.
Godwin won the all-around event with a 39.225, with Boldt finishing just behind with a 39.200. Their scores were good enough to earn them the seventh and eighth-best all-around scores in school history, respectively.
The meet was well-attended as 578 energetic fans entered Houck Field House for second of only five home meets.
"I was again very proud of our student-athletes," Farden said. "Thanks to everyone for the great crowd support."
Southeast next heads to the University of Illinois-Chicago on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. The next home meet for Southeast will be a week later on Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. in Houck Field House.