LSU Wins Tri-Meet at Washington with 196.450
– The 13th-ranked LSU gymnastics team earned the second-highest score
of the season with a 196.450 to capture the tri-meet against No. 23
Washington and Seattle Pacific Friday night in Alaska Airlines Arena.
Washington (4-6) finished second with a 194.975, and Seattle Pacific (4-7) was third at 190.800.
Rheagan Courville won her second all-around title of the year with a
season-high 39.500 total, while fellow freshman Jessie Jordan finished
second in the all-around with a season-best 39.400.
opened on bars with a 48.825, but the Tigers rallied to earn a 49.100
on beam and a season-high 49.150 on floor. LSU ended the meet with a
49.375 on vault, the second-best vault total of the season.
so proud of the fight in our team tonight,” head coach D-D Breaux said.
“We did not get off to the start we wanted on bars, but we responded on
the other events with solid performances. Now, we want the fans to come
out next week and enjoy some high quality gymnastics because we know
they can make a big impact in our competition.”
received several season-high performances in the meet. Randi Lau
posted a season-best 9.90 on vault and 9.825 on beam. Jordan earned a
new mark on vault at 9.90, and she tied her best on beam (9.875) and
floor (9.85). Maliah Mathis posted a season-high 9.875 on vault, and
Courville tied her high mark on floor at 9.90.
increased her individual title total to a team-leading 12 after winning
the floor and all-around titles and tying for the vault crown.
tallied her first career individual title with a 9.90 on vault. Jordan
tied for the vault title as well, and she tied for the beam title with
her fourth 9.875 performance of the season, giving her three titles
LSU has recorded three straight 196 scores for the
first time since the 2010 season, and the Tigers improved to 8-4
all-time against Washington, including a 2-0 mark in Seattle, and 1-0
against Seattle Pacific.
The road win is the first for LSU since a 196.425-186.700 victory at Centenary on March 19, 2010.
returns home to face defending national champion Alabama on Feb. 24 at
7 p.m. CT in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The sixth-ranked
Crimson Tide defeated No. 5 Arkansas 197.650-196.125 in Tuscaloosa