Ladies post second-highest of the season at New Hampshire Tri-Meet
Ladies post second-highest of the season at New Hampshire Tri-Meet
Saturday, February 15, 2014

DURHAM, N.H. – The Centenary gymnastics team posted its second highest score of the season at 188.600 to finish third at the University of New Hampshire tri-meet. UNH claimed the title with a 195.575 while Brown was second with a team score of 191.600.

“We ended up with our second highest score of the season, but we were a little off tonight. We had a short turn around this week after competing on Sunday last week and traveling on Friday.  With the weather, we only got in one quality practice day this entire week.  In a sport like gymnastics, where such minute details can make the difference between greatness and disaster, practice time is essential,” said head coach Jackie Fain. “I think that hurt some of the girls, they were just a little off their game tonight, both mentally and physically.  We once again fought through three events, but bars have really been our Achilles heel.  We have to turn the momentum around on bars if we want to qualify to post-season this year.”

Robyn Price finished fourth in the all-around results with a 37.725 to lead the Ladies. Teammate Stephanie Strickler finished fifth with a score of 37.150.

The Maroon and White picked up season-highs from Strickler and Natalie Humbert on the beam. Strickler tallied a 9.600 in a tie for 10th while Humbert and Tawnee Hadd led the unit with 9.600 and a seventh place finish.

Strickler was Centenary’s top finisher in floor exercise with a 9.700 – ninth place overall - while Price was the top competitor for the Ladies on vault with a 9.675 which was sixth. Kellie Slater tied a season-high on vault with a 9.625 in a tie for 10th along with Allison Scates matching a career-high with 9.500.

Scates recorded a career-high on the bars with 9.675 to lead the ladies in the event with a fifth place finish.

Centenary returns to action on Friday, Feb. 23 as the Ladies host Southeast Missouri State. The competition is slated for 6 p.m.