Kent State Dominates at the Flip For the Cure
The Kent State gymnastics team put together its best meet performance of the year Friday night as they posted a season-best score in the Golden Flashes' 196.250-192.100 win over Ball State.
Sophomore Whitnee Johnson (Columbia, Mo.) lead the girls in their seventh straight win and yet another win in the MAC to remain flawless in conference meets. Combined, her all-around total was enough to earn her top honors of the night tallying a 38.975. Her highest score of the evening came from the balance beam, where she earned a 9.875 which was good enough for first place on the event. Johnson also placed third on vault behind two other Golden Flashes, sophomore Chelsea Drooger (Holland, Mich.) and senior Lauren Wozniak (Pitsburgh, Pa.).
"We are very happy with our win today," said Johnson on the team's overall performance. "It was a great night for us, but there is alway room for improvement. We are a good team, but we can always be better."
Senior Rachel Guida (Cumberland, R.I.) put on yet another stellar preformance on the uneven bars, taking home a 9.925, a new career-best for her. Her top score was followed by an equally exciting bars routine put together by senior Lindsey Runyan (Maineville, Ohio), both celebrating their fourth and final Flip For the Cure meet.
Kent State kept up the pressure by placing four of the five top gymnasts in the floor exercise with junior Marie Case (Erie, Pa.) leading the charge. She tied her season-high for the second time this year, scoring a 9.925 and ultimately helping the Golden Flashes' to set a new season-high floor total of 49.350.
Next up for Kent State the Eagle invite in Ypsilanti, Mich. on Saturday, March 9. Eastern Michigan will host the Flashes, Air Force and Alaska-Anchorage in a quad meet starting at 7 p.m.
Flip for the Cure
Whitnee Johnson , Marie Case , and Nicolle Eastman
Head Coach Brice Biggin