Alabama Gymnasts Defeat Florida

In a meet that was tied much of the night, the No. 4 Alabama gymnastics team beat No. 3 Florida by a score of 197.675-197.400 in front of 12,301 roaring fans in Coleman Coliseum Friday. It was a season-best mark for the Crimson Tide.

The meet was tied after three rotations, but Alabama won the meet with a 49.425 on the floor exercise led by back-to-back 9.95s from seniors Kim Jacob and Diandra Milliner.

Led by a trio of 9.9 or better routines, Alabama scored a 49.425 on the vault paced by sophomore Lauren Beers' 9.925. The Tide followed that with its second highest uneven bars total of the season, a 49.425 behind 9.925s from Jacob and freshman Amanda Jetter. Paced by a career-best 9.925 from sophomore Kaitlyn Clark, Alabama scored a season-best 49.400 on the balance beam

The Tide remains at home for its next two meets, facing Stanford on March 7 and Auburn on March 14, both at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available now through the Alabama Ticket Office (205.348.2262) located in the lobby of Coleman Coliseum or online at

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