TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –
Southeast Missouri women's gymnastics totaled a team score of 187.800 Friday evening in its season opener against #6 Alabama, Northern Illinois and Temple at the Coleman Coliseum.
Alabama captured the quad meet with a mark of 194.750 followed by Northern Illinois (193.325) and Temple (191.925).
Southeast opened its 2019 campaign on floor with a team score of 46.775. Anna Kaziska
posted her first career score of 9.700 or higher with a 9.725 in the anchor position in her first collegiate meet. Mackenzie Slee
notched a 9.700 for second on the team and Gabrielle Adams
tallied a 9.550.
The Redhawks then registered a 47.750 on vault in the second rotation. Slee stuck a 9.675 to lead SEMO in the second to last vault position. Kaziska was second on the team with a 9.600. Gabrielle Adams
(9.575), Samantha Gallet
(9.525) and Michael Sanders
(9.375) rounded out SEMO on the discipline.
posted a 9.300 on vault in her collegiate gymnastics debut.
In the third rotation, Southeast had a 46.775 on bars. In her return from a season-ending injury in 2018, Lindsey Bates
posted a team-best score of 9.650 on the event. Gallet was second on the Redhawks with a 9.625. Allyson Bell
chipped in a score of 9.350 and Kendra Benak
had a 9.150.
SEMO ended the quad meet on beam with a score of 46.500. Kaziska and Alana Fischer
recorded identical team-high scores of 9.525 to bookend the Southeast rotation. Sanders added a 9.475 and Megan Dennis
was fourth on the team with a 9.375.
Kaziska was fourth in the all-around competition with a total of 37.550. Lexi Graber of Alabama won the competition with a 39.125.
Southeast next travels to Iowa for a dual meet with the Hawkeyes on Friday, Jan. 11 in Iowa City, Iowa at 6:30 p.m. SEMO then returns to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, for their home opener against San Jose State on Friday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Houck Field House.
2019 Redhawks Gymnastics season ticket packages
are on sale now. For just $20, which is a 50 percent savings, fans will receive eight tickets that can be used at any Redhawks home meet. Season ticket holders will also receive a Southeast gymnastics t-shirt if they order their package by Monday, Jan. 7.