Record-setting Day for the Tigers Earns Them Victory Over NC State

Andrew Kauffman brings you the highlights from Mizzou vs. NC State gymnastics.

Friday, Feb 3 –

Missouri Gymnastics took on North Carolina State on Friday night looking to continue an early-season hot streak. The Tigers came into the meet with a 4-0 record looking to improve to 5-0 in dual meets for the first time in program history.

The final score was so close that one misstep could have caused the Tigers the meet, but luckily, they landed and finished strong. The Tigers were narrowly victorious with a 195.925 to 195.225 victory over the Wolfpack.

It was a record setting day for the Tigers in many aspects. Scoring 195.925 was a season high while earning the best start in school history. While the final score might seem close, the Tigers actually swept the meet earning first and second in all events.

Missouri started the meet off with an impressive 49.050 in the vault with Mary Burke scoring a 9.875 on her way to the all-around title. She finished the day with an all around score of 39.450.

Seven Tigers scored career highs on the day. Allie Heizelman and Mackenzie McGill both set career highs in the bars with scores of 9.900 and 9.775, respectively.

Katelyn Trevino scored a career high 9.825 in the event while Rachel Updike earned second with a score of 9.850. Updike continued her strong performance tying her career high in the beam with a score of 9.850, which tied for first with Burke.

Burke and Updike also tied for first place in the floor exercise with scores of 9.900, leading the Tigers to a score of 49.200. Trevino and Tori Howard both earned scores of 9.875, career highs for both.

The Tigers now have most of the week off as they prepare to travel to the IGI Chicago Style Invite at Navy Pier on Feb. 10. No. 7 UCLA, No. 16 Boise Sate and No. 19 Illinois will also be competing in the invite.

– Walt Scher
Staff Writer