Perfect 10 Caps Record-Breaking Night
Feb. 14, 2004
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - It was a red-letter night for the Southeast gymnastics team Saturday night, but not because it was Valentine's Day. The Southeast squad, led by senior Ashley Godwin's perfect 10.0 on floor exercise, topped the record books in three categories on its way to a stellar 195.350 - 192.475 victory over Centenary College.
Eight Otahkians set personal-bests including junior Alexis Traylor and Godwin who closed out the night with record-setting performances on floor. Traylor scored a 9.950 on floor - the fifth-best score in Southeast history and the best score since 1997. However, Godwin followed that up with an amazing routine to earn just the sixth perfect 10.0 in school history.
"Alexis' 9.950 and Ashley's 10.0 on floor was nothing shy of amazing," said head coach Tom Farden. "Tonight our team was the best I've ever seen on floor and vault."
Three other Southeast performers set personal-best marks as Tara Boldt scored a 9.875, Jacklyn Doebbler a 9.850, and Crystal Eberhardt a 9.825 on the floor exercise. The Otahkians' team score on floor, 49.500, ties them for first all-time at Southeast.
Southeast had its ninth-best team score ever on beam as it combined for a 48.750. Crystal Eberhardt tied a personal-best 9.825 to lead Southeast, and took second overall in the event.
On vault, the Otahks scored a 48.625-the 10th-best team score ever - as Freshmen Natalie Watts and Brystol Powelski each scored personal-bests. Junior Katie Bloom and Powelski tied for first in the vault with scores of 9.800. Godwin took third with a 9.725.
Godwin tied Southeast's individual record on bars, as she won the event with a 9.925. Powelski took third in bars as she posted a personal-best 9.825. Boldt and junior Traci Jo Flippo also set personal-highs with scores of 9.800 and 9.775, respectively.
Southeast took first and second in the all-around. Godwin's 39.450 was good enough for first place, and earned her the third-best all-around score in team history. Boldt finished second in the all-around with a strong 39.075.
Southeast's team score of 195.350 ties it for the third-best score in school history.
"These types of performances are building strong momentum for the last half of the season.," Farden said.
Southeast, which is now 8-2 on the season and undefeated at home, will next be in action Saturday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. in Houck Field House.