Michigan State Gymnastics to Compete in Road Weekend Slate
March 6, 2014
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State gymnastics team will head back out on the road for back-to-back away meets this weekend. First, the Spartans will travel to Cape Girardeau, Mo., to take on Southeast Missouri in a non-conference dual meet on Friday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Continuing west, MSU will compete in a tri-meet with Oklahoma and Minnesota at Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas on Sunday, March 9 at 3 p.m. ET.
“The team knows the importance of these next two meets for our RQS, so I hope they use the confidence gained in our last meet to continue hitting routines in competitions,” said head coach Kathie Klages. “We had a mock meet in Wednesday and though not perfect; the team did well again. The opportunity that is ahead of us with two away meets is so fabulous for our RQS and moving up in the rankings. We just need to take advantage of it.”
Last Time Out
The Spartans posted their highest score of the season on the vault, tallying a 48.900 to tie Denver on the event. For the third-straight meet, junior Alina Cartwright scored a 9.900 to take first-place honors on the event. On the bars, senior Dani Levy paced MSU by tying her career-best score of 9.875 to take home first-place honors. Tying for the 15th-best balance beam score in the MSU record books, the Spartans tallied a season-high 49.075. It marked their highest score since 2012. MSU concluded the meet on the floor exercise, taking a win in the event with a score of 48.800 to Denver’s 48.675.
MSU in the Rankings
Individually, Alina Cartwright is 10th in the region with her all-around RQS of 38.985 and her average score of 9.885 on the vault is tied for 27th in the nation. In the conference, her vault score is the sixth-best average score this season and she is 10th in the regional all-around rankings.
Friday’s Meet Matchup: Southeast Missouri
Sunday’s Quad Meet Roundup: Texas Women’s, Oklahoma, Minnesota
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