Redhawks Gymnastics Falls to No. 19 Tigers
March 4, 2005
COLUMBIA, Mo. - (Friday, March 4, 2005) The Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team fell to in-state rival No. 19 Missouri 195.350-190.200 in a non-conference dual meet in the Hearnes Center in Columbia on Friday evening.
Competing short-handed due to injuries to many of their specialists and top performers the Head Coach Tom Farden had to call into action many gymnasts who had not competed in certain events all season.
Despite this the Redhawks (4-6, 2-2 MIC) performed admirably, particularly on the balance beam where the fell to Mizzou (10-8) 48.400-48.375.
Tara Boldt (Lakeville, Minn./ T.A.G.S) finished third with a score of 9.750 on the beam with senior Alexis Traylor (St. Charles, Mo./ All American) tied for fourth with a season-high 9.725. Natalie Watts (Pasco, Wash./ Mid Columbia Gymnastics Academy) and freshman Allison Ezell (Kansas City, Kan./ Alpha Omega) finished tied for fifth with scores of 9.650.
The Redhawks started off slow scoring a 45.275 on the uneven bars. Boldt was the top finisher for the Redhawks finishing fifth with a score of 9.575. Senior Katie Bloom (Snellville, Ga./ Gwinnett Gymnastics Center) finished sixth with a score of 9.650.
On the vault Boldt once again was the top Redhawk performer. She finished fifth with a score of 9.700. Freshman Danyelle Aber (Gurnee, Ill./ Ultimate Gymnastics) scored a career-high 9.625.
The Redhawks scored a solid 48.500 on the floor routine, but that was not enough to topple the Tigers.
Boldt finished fourth with a score of 9.850, which tied her season-high. Amanda Grimes (Lone Jack, Mo./ GAGE Gymnastics) had a solid routine and scored a 9.775 to tie for fifth.
Boldt finished third for the all-around title with a score of 38.875 followed by Bloom (38.450) and Ezell (37.900).
The Redhawks return to conference action when they face Illinois State Sunday, March 6 at 1:00 p.m. in Houck Field House. It is the last home dual for the Redhawks this season and will be the final home meet for three seniors. Bloom, Crystal Eberhardt (Chaska, Minn./ Classic Gymnastics) and Traylor will compete in their final home dual and will honored before the meet.