Gymnastics Preview: Flashes at Four-team Meet at N.C. State
Along with the host Wolfpack, Kent State will challenge William & Mary and Towson
The Kent State gymnastics team (3-2, 3-2 MAC) takes a respite from Mid-American Conference action this weekend when the Golden Flashes compete in a four-team meet at N.C. State Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. Along with the host Wolfpack, Kent State will challenge William & Mary and Towson.
Live video and live stats will be available prior to the start of the meet via N.C. State's athletics website.
SCOUTING THE FLASHES
Kent State put together its best meet performance of the year Feb. 19 as the team put up season bests on all four events in the Golden Flashes' 195.525-193.625 win over Northern Illinois.
Lauren Wozniak (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was victorious with a 9.850 on the vault, Lindsay Runyan (Maineville, Ohio) took top honors with a 9.875 on the bars, while Marie Case (Erie, Pa.) was the top scorer on the beam. Amiah Mims (Indianapolis, Ind.), Case and Rachel Goldenberg (Doylestown, Pa.) all scored a meet-best 9.850 on the floor.
Case and Goldenberg then shared MAC honors on Monday, with Case earning gymnast of the week accolades while Goldenberg was the conference's specialist of the week.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS
#19 N.C. State (6-3) is coming off of stellar performances in the last two meets with team scores of 196.775 and 195.700. The Wolfpack scored the 196.775 in its quad meet Feb. 11 before defeating New Hampshire Feb. 17.
William & Mary (1-16) is led by senior Kristin Milardo, who earned her second conference gymnast of the week honors after last week's meet at Maryland. Milardo placed third overall in all-around at the quad meet, as she posted a career-high 38.850. The impressive score equaled the seventh-best mark in school history.
Towson (11-3) finished first at the Shelli Calloway Memorial Towson Invitational last Feb. 18 with a seasonal high 194.100 score. The Tigers' 194.100 team score was their highest score in a meet in nearly four years.
Kent State returns to its home state, but will travel to Ohio State Friday, March 2 for a 7 p.m. dual.