Ladies Gymnastics Overcomes Tough Start to Win on Beam and Floor, Falls to SEMO
Freshmen Jerrica Harris, Jenny Jackson, and Sierra Ponder all received 9.675 on floor to help the Ladies score 48+ on the event for the fifth straight meet.
Ladies Gymnastics Overcomes Tough Start to Win on Beam and Floor, Falls to SEMO
Friday, March 9, 2018

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – After a pair of 46’s on both vault and bars, the Ladies outscored the Redhawks on the final two rotations as Centenary fell to Southeast Missouri State 191.950-189.125 Friday night, March 9.

Centenary bested SEMO on beam, 47.600-47.450. Junior Navia Jordan took the title by .050, receiving a 9.775. Senior Ashley White finished third with a score of 9.650.

On floor, the Ladies received a 48+ for the fifth straight meet, beating out the hosts 48.525-48.300. While sophomore Cami Bea Austin and senior Ashley White finished third and fourth with a 9.775 and 9.725, respectively, it was the freshmen who added depth to round out the floor scoring. Sierra Ponder, Jenny Jackson, and Jerrica Harris all tied for sixth with a 9.675 – a career best for both Jackson and Harris.

Harris also turned in a career best on beam with a 9.575.

Austin took the all-around title with a 37.200 total. Besides her third on floor, she finished third on vault with a 9.550.

Centenary will conclude the regular season next Saturday at the Bridgeport Quad in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Besides the hosts, the Ladies take on Brown and Yale. First rotation is set for 5:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. EDT).