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Ladies Record Second-Highest Beam Total in School History, Falls in Tri-Meet
Sophomore Ashley White turned in the second-best all-around performance in the Midwest Independent Conference this season (38.950) to take the title Saturday night.
Ladies Record Second-Highest Beam Total in School History, Falls in Tri-Meet
Sunday, February 14, 2016

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Maroon and White gymnastics team entered Saturday night, February 13, having only eclipsed the 49 mark once on beam in program history. While the Ladies fell achingly short of that mark, the 48.975 proved to be the second-highest score in the history of the program.

The Centenary gymnastics team turned in a solid third and fourth rotation to eclipse the 190 mark for the third time in three home meets (190.275), but the Ladies fell to Iowa State (194.725) and Texas Woman’s (191.550) on senior night.

The Ladies knew they might have a big beam rotation on their hands when sophomore Ashley White led off the apparatus with a 9.825, a career best by a tenth of a point. After senior Noel Stubbs received a 9.550, classmate Taylor Le Moal turned in a career high on the event by a tenth of a point, receiving a 9.725. Freshman Navia Jordan turned in the beam routine of the night, upping her career best to 9.850 to tie for first with Iowa State’s Sydney Converse. Senior Kellie Slater matched a career-best with a 9.800.

Finishing the stellar beam rotation for the Ladies was senior Megan Desjardins, who also received a career-best 9.775. The Maroon and White hit all 18 beam routines at the Gold Dome in 2016.

White, who went on to finish third on the beam, finished fourth on floor (9.750) and fifth on bars (9.750). Combined with a 9.625 on vault, she won the top spot in the all-around with a season-best total of 38.950.The total is also the second best in the Midwest Independent Conference this season by a mere .025.

The Ladies total on beam was at least a full point better than Iowa State (47.975) and Texas Woman’s (47.825).

Meaghan Sievers won on vault (9.875) and bars (9.850) for Iowa State, while Haylee Young (9.875) won on floor for the Cyclones. While Sievers finished ahead of White on vault and bars, a fall on beam dropped her to second with a 48.775 total for the night.

Centenary returns to action Friday, February 19, for the Harley Invite in Whitewater, Wisconsin.