Lindenwood and SEMO at Texas Woman’s
|Full Results||Lindenwood: 193.000||Texas Woman’s: 192.725||SEMO: 190.700|
|VT: Aleah Turon 9.850||UB: Maddie Griffith 9.850||BB: Anna Kaziska 9.850||FX: Anna Kaziska, Isabel Goyco 9.800||AA: Dahlia Solorzano-Caruso 38.825|
The Big Storyline: Lindenwood made the opening gambit in the MIC this year, defeating two conference rivals with a great team total. All three teams at this meet posted impressive scores compared to the past few years’ January results, even with Texas Woman’s and Lindenwood leaning heavily on underclassmen to make up lineups.
Implications: It’s going to be hard to speculate about postseason qualification this year since we have literally no idea how many teams will qualify to USAG championships and how the process will work. But in a normal year, all three of these teams would look like very serious team qualification contenders.
Records: Lindenwood’s 193.000 is its highest score in a season opener in program history. Aleah Turon’s meet-winning 9.850 on vault ties for her personal best.
Why You Should Make Time to Tune in: The MIC is a majorly competitive conference, and it’s super exciting to get to see the three best teams match up this early in the season. Moreover, with a number of teams out for the year, there’s a great chance that this will be our first look at the eventual USAG national champion.
Need More Proof? If you’re sad about the gymnastics teams we won’t see in 2021, it’s a great year to support Texas Woman’s sophomore Alix Pierce, formerly of Seattle Pacific. She looked great on floor and particularly beam at last week’s intrasquad. We’re also extremely excited about Lindenwood freshman Savannah Newsome, who has the makings of a future 9.900 on bars.
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