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Women's Gymnastics

Redhawks Total 187.800 in Season-Opening Quad Meet at #6 Alabama Friday

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. 
 
Maya Tran 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.
 
 
 
 
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