Shreveport – The Centenary gymnastics team is set for its home opener this weekend as the Ladies will face the Hamline University Pipers in a non-conference dual meet at 5 p.m. inside the Gold Dome.
Live video will be available for the meet at the link below:
Live statistics will generate once the meet begins and be available at www.GoCentenary.com
The Ladies are currently ranked 64th in the country in the latest Road to Nationals rankings, while the Pipers are 84th. Centenary finished third last Friday in a quad meet hosted by Texas Woman’s University, recording an impressive 191.325 team score. Hamline is located in Saint Paul, Minn. And is the oldest university in Minnesota. The Pipers are members of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).
The Ladies posted their best score since a 191.575 last season on Senior Night versus TWU – March 12, 2022. Friday also marked the third time in the last three seasons that the Ladies have earned a 191.000 team score or better.
The Ladies’ best event score was a 48.60 on beam followed by a 47.925 on floor, a 47.675 on vault, and a 47.125 on bars. Centenary earned its best score in a season-opening meet (188.30) in 15 years last weekend to finish second in a non-conference tri-meet against host Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) and Greenville University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. The Ladies improved their scores from their season opener in all four events on Friday.
Freshman Amy Foret (Bedford, Texas) finished second in the All-Around competition last weeekend with a season-best 38.025. Foret’s top score was a season-best 9.75 on beam to finish in a tie for sixth place. She scored a 9.625 on floor, a 9.475 on vault, and a 9.175 on bars. Her scores on bars and vault were season bests.
Senior Taylor Ann Wilson (Memphis, Tenn.) tied for first place on bars with a season-best 9.75. Sophomore Carissa Martinez (Albuquerque, N.M.) finished in a tie for fourth on beam with a career-high 9.80. Senior Lacey Wedge (Belle Chasse, La.) finished fifth on vault with a season and career-tying 9.70 after recording that same score in the season opener and placing second. Freshman Sophie Schmitz (Trophy Club, Texas) tied for fifth on bars with a season-best 9.65. Senior Kennedy Stephens (Bella Vista, Ark.) tied for ninth place on beam with a season-high 9.725.
Foret, Martinez, Stephens, Wedge, and senior Kendall Huff (Riviera, Texas) finished 12th through 16th place on floor as each scored a 9.55 or higher. Sophomore Emma Lavelle (Mandeville, La.) finished 18th with a season-high 9.50. Lavelle and junior Rylie Molina (Moss Bluff, La.) finished 13th and 14th on beam with a 9.675 and a 9.65 respectively. Lavelle’s 9.675 was a new career high and Molina’s 9.65 tied her career best. Senior Leilani Johnson (Wichita, Kan.) earned a career-best 9.50 on beam to finish 19th. Junior Isabel Plaza (San Antonio, Texas) finished with a season-high 9.45 on vault to finish 18th.
Johnson finished 12th on vault with a season-high 9.575, Stephens’ 9.575 on floor was a new career high as was Wedge’s 9.575. Martinez also recorded a new career high on floor with her 9.60. Lavelle earned a season and career best 9.375 on bars, Huff’s 9.55 on floor was a season-best score.
Hamline has competed three times so far this season, earning a 179.675 team score in its season opener on Jan. 6 against Gustavus Adolphus, Minnesota, and Winona State, a season-high 181.475 on Jan. 8 versus Simpson and Winona State, and a 175.950 on Jan. 22 against Simpson and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The Ladies and Pipers will be meeting for the first time in the D3 era.
See the Ladies’ complete season schedule here: https://www.gocentenary.com/sports/gymnastics/2022-23/schedule
Live stats and live video are available for all home meets.
Admission is FREE to all Centenary home athletic contests.
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