Gymnastics loses to Titans

Jenna Statz, Sports Reporter

The Winona State University gymnastics team has improved for the third straight meet on Thursday as they took on University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Although the Warriors have been increasing their scores the last couple of weeks, they still fell to the Titans who recorded a score of 188.55 to the Warriors’ 184.275, which is a new season best for the team.

The Warriors’ collective score of 46.6 on the floor exercise was also a new season high for the team.

Junior Shelsea Zehr was the leader for the Warriors this week as she placed second individually, with a career-best score of 9.6. Along with Zehr’s impressive performance on the floor, senior Kelly Johnston also scored an impressive 9.325, sophomore Hailey Bryant added a 9.3 to the teams score and senior Alana Currin helped with scoring a 9.125.

Johnston led Winona State on the balance beam with a third-place score of 9.5; the All-American has recorded a 9.5 or better in three of the four Warriors’ meets this season. Helping Winona State with their overall beam score was senior Megan Tran, who added a 9.175 and junior Cora Geiger adds a 9.150.

On vault, sophomore Maya Fernado scored a team high of 9.375, senior Kennedy Utz helped with scoring a 9.35 and freshmen Allison Crescimanno scored a 9.275. The three Warriors were the top finishers, while also posting new season highs in the event.

Zehr continued to have a strong night for the Warriors on the uneven bars where she tied for third with her freshman teammate, Maddy Bronson, with a score of 9.3 on the event.

The Warriors will travel to Shreveport, Louisiana to take on Centenary College for their next meet on Sunday, Feb. 9.

 

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