Head Coach Shannon Welker made his Missouri home debut tonight against Arkansas
Jan. 17, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Missouri Tigers opened up their 2014 home slate at the Hearnes Center Friday night for the annual Pink Out meet. All though Missouri fell 196.050 to 194.650 overall to the visiting Arkansas Razorbacks, a whopping 11 Tigers gymnasts either tied or set career-highs on the evening.
In the first rotation, Missouri began on vault and similar to last week's meet at Alabama the Tigers started their night off strong. Sophomore Blair Elmore established a new career-high with a 9.550, and was followed by freshman Alyson Heimsath tying her personal best with a 9.675. The next two Tigers also set new career bests, as junior Laura Kappler finished with a 9.775 and freshman Angie Kern posted a score of 9.825. Junior Rachel Updike concluded the strong vault showing for Missouri with a 9.875, and the Tigers finished the event with a 48.775.
Next up for the Tigers was bars, and it proved to be the most successful event of the night. Elmore once again set a new personal best with a 9.725, and was followed by a new career high from junior Briana Conkle after she tallied a 9.775. Sophomore Miranda Eubank completed a solid effort in back-to-back weeks after scoring a 9.750. Updike continued her strong evening with a 9.800, and the rotation on bars was concluded by junior Rebecca Johnson's new career high of 9.775.
The third rotation saw Missouri on beam, and two more Tigers career highs were either matched or eclipsed. Freshman Sasha Sander toppled her previous personal best set last week at Alabama, as she recorded a 9.775. Senior Mackenzie McGill followed the freshman with a 9.775. Updike capped off her outstanding meet with a 9.900, which tied her career high first set last season at LSU.
Missouri finished up the 2014 Pink Out meet on floor, and ended the event with a team score of 48.500. On the night, the Tigers recorded scores of 48.500 or higher for each event. Heimsath began the event with a new career high of 9.700, while fellow freshman Kern also beat her personal best with a 9.675. Junior Katelyn Trevino rounded out the night on floor, as she posted a 9.800.
The Tigers are back at it next Friday (Jan. 24) with the Kentucky Wildcats coming to mid-Missouri. The two SEC opponents will square off at 6:30 p.m. CT.
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