Gymnastics posts season-best score at TWU Tri-Meet
Sunday, February 23, 2014

DENTON, Texas – The Centenary gymnastics team recorded its season-best score with a 190.425 at the Texas Woman’s University Tri-Meet. The Ladies finished third while Southeast Missouri State finished first with a score of 194.300. The host Pioneers posted a 193.825.

“I am extremely proud of the Ladies again today.  We once again had our highest team score of the year,” said Fain. “One of our goals for this year is to improve every meet and we have continued to meet that goal so far this season.”

Robyn Price finished second in all-around with a score of 38.275 with Stephanie Strickler in third with a 37.250.

“I was especially proud of Sylvia Keiter tonight,” added Fain. “She has been steadily improving every week and she put in three very key performances for the team tonight, setting career-highs on bars, beam and floor.  She has really become a leader on the competitive floor for this team and I am excited to see her hard work paying off.”

Centenary tallied its highest score of the season on vault with a 47.875 as Price finished tied for third in the event with a score of 9.750 – tying her season-best. Strickler and Allison Scates each garnered career-bests in the event. Scates added a score of 9.575 with Strickler posting a 9.525.

“Our vaulters did a great job tonight.  We had our highest team score of the year on this event after losing one of our top vaulters to injury Friday night. The team really stepped up and did their best vaults of the year to help overcome that loss,” stated Fain. “We struggled again on bars. The team is improving, but we can certainly compete better on this event.”

Along with Keiter, Megan Desjardins added a career-high on beam as Tawnee Hadd, Kellie Slater and Price each matched career-highs in the event. Price finished second in the event with a score of 9.775 with Hadd fifth with a 9.750.

“Beam did another amazing job tonight. We ended the meet on beam and we once again had some solid performances with career-highs from Sylvia Keiter and Megan Desjardins,” Fain said. “Tawnee Hadd, Price and Kellie Slater all matched their career-highs as well.”

Centenary returns to the competition floor on Friday, Mar. 7 as the Ladies travel to Lexington, Ky. Competition against the University of Kentucky is set for 7 p.m.