Gymnastics team scores season highBy CW Staff | 01/30/2011 9:54pm
FT. WORTH, Texas | The Alabama gymnastics team scored a season-high 196.825 to win the Metroplex Challenge in the Ft. Worth Convention Center, outscoring the next closest team by more than a point.
No. 10 Nebraska finished second with a 195.600 followed by LSU with a 195.550 and Missouri with a 194.350. The Crimson Tide remains undefeated on the season, going to 6-0 overall and 2-0 against Southeastern Conference competition.
Senior Kayla Hoffman won the all-around with a career-best 39.525, while junior Geralen Stack-Eaton, going in the all-around for the first time this season, posted a 39.475 to take second place.
Freshman Diandra Milliner won the floor exercise with a 9.875 while Hoffman and Stack-Eaton tied for first on the balance beam with matching 9.9s. Hoffman also took first on the vault, posting a 9.925 and shared first place on the uneven bars with sophomore Ashley Sledge (9.925). Sledge’s bars score was a career high.
Alabama remains on the road next weekend, taking on top-ranked Florida in Gainesville, Fla. on Friday.