Alabama Gymnasts Win In Fort Worth
"I thought this was a great experience for our team and I thought they were amazing tonight," Alabama Coach Sarah Patterson said. "We weren't perfect but I think what we showed tonight is what this team is all about."
No. 10 Nebraska finished second with a 195.600 followed by LSU in third with a 195.550 and Missouri in fourth with a 194.350. The Crimson Tide remains undefeated on the season, going to 6-0 overall and 2-0 against Southeastern Conference competition. The crowd of more 2,500 was filled with Alabama's crimson and white.
"I can't thank our alumni and fans enough," Patterson said. "Our alumni association got the word out for us and people have come from all over the Dallas-Ft. Worth area to cheer us on tonight and they were amazing."
Senior Kayla Hoffman won the all-around with a career-best 39.525, while junior Geralen Stack-Eaton, going in the all-around for the first time this season, posted a 39.475 to take second place.
"We made some strides forward tonight," Patterson said. "We got Geralen Stack-Eaton back out in the all-around tonight and Kayla Hoffman put forth another tremendous all-around performance. We also had other people step up as well. I feel like this was exactly the experience we were hoping for when we decided to come to this meet."
Freshman Diandra Milliner won the floor exercise with a 9.875 while Hoffman and Stack-Eaton tied for first on the balance beam with matching 9.9s. Hoffman also took first on the vault, posting a 9.925 and shared first place on the uneven bars with sophomore Ashley Sledge when both women scored 9.925s. Sledge's bars score was a career high.
Saturday's meet marked the first meet this season that the Crimson Tide has scored above a 49 on all four events. Alabama posted its season high on the balance beam with a 49.150 and the uneven bars with a 49.325. The Tide posted a 49.250 on the vault and a 49.100 on the floor exercise.
Alabama remains on the road next weekend, taking on No. 1 ranked Florida in Gainesville Friday at 7 p.m. ET.
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