Tigers Earn Season High on Floor against Bulldogs

Updike earned her fifth event title of the season with a 9.950 score on the vault.

Updike earned her fifth event title of the season with a 9.950 score on the vault.

Feb. 22, 2013

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Columbia, Mo. - The Tigers set a new season high on floor today, earning a team score of 48.800 on the event. Several gymnasts set new career highs at the meet as well, and sophomore Rachel Updike took first on the vault with a 9.950 score, which matches her career high.

Senior Tori Howard also had a career night on the vault earning a 9.875 score. She followed freshman Miranda Eubank in the lineup, who also put up a personal best of 9.775. Sandra Ostad anchored the rotation with a 9.675 score, and Cathryn Aliceaacosta earned a 9.600 for her vault.

The Tigers put up a 49.725 team total on the uneven bars, led by Updike with a 9.775. Both Ostad and Eubank earned 9.750 scores on the event to contribute to the team total as well. Sophomore Laura Kappler matched her personal best with a 9.725 tally, and junior Taylor Medrea scored the same. Mackenzie McGill also earned a 9.700 for her bars set.

Both Updike and Howard led Missouri on the beam with 9.775 scores on the event. Kappler led off the rotation with a 9.750 score, and Aliceaacosta followed her with a 9.700 as well.

Medrea kicked off the floor rotation for the Tigers with her career-high 9.800 score, and Aliceaacosta followed with the same. Howard also earned a 9.800 score on floor. Going third in the lineup, Ostad put up a career high 9.850 score for the Tigers as well.

News week Mizzou will travel to Fayetteville, Ark. to face the Razorbacks on Friday, March 1. Stay tuned to MUTigers.com for more information on Mizzou Gymnastics. Fans can also follow the team on Twitter (@TigerGymnastics) and Facebook (facebook.com/MizzouGymnastics).



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