Feb. 9, 2014
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The UIC women’s gymnastics team came away with a victory on Sunday as it scored a season-high 193.475 ahead of Alaska Anchorage’s 190.325, with Southeast Missouri taking first with 194.075. The Flames additionally came away with first-place finishes in each event and posted several career-best scores.
On vault, UIC claimed first-place with redshirt-junior Kimberly Randall’s career-best score of 9.875, followed by senior Catherine Dion’s career-best 9.800 to tie for second. Freshman Nikki Woodruff additionally collected a personal-best score with 9.650.
Dion took the lead on bars and set a career-high with her first-place score of 9.850, while Randall scored a personal-best 9.750 alongside junior Gabrielle May to tie for sixth.
Dion continued to top all competitors with 9.850 on beam for first, as sophomore Kerensa Mitchell registered her first score of the season with 9.650 and freshman Nicole Szabo came away with a career-high 9.600.
The collection of career-best scores continued through the floor exercise, where Dion tied for first with 9.875, sophomore Giulia Hindermann gathered a 9.775 and Randall posted a 9.725.
Through four events, Dion recorded an impressive 39.375 in the all-around for a new career-high and first-place, with junior Citlali Cuevas taking a 38.200 for fourth.
The Flames now return home to host Texas Woman’s in a conference meet at the Physical Education Building on Friday at 7 p.m. CT.