Gymnastics meet at LSU reunites childhood friends

Missouri freshman Alex Gold and LSU gymnast Samantha Engle met in Allen, Texas, but the sport took them in different directions.
Thursday, April 10, 2008 | 9:23 p.m. CDT; updated 8:35 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — Missouri freshman gymnast Alex Gold was at her gymnastics training facility, Metroplex, in Allen, Texas. Gold wore a black Missouri shirt and sat at an appropriately colored gold table in November of 2006. Behind her was a banner with the Missouri Tiger logo along with black and gold balloons. It was signing day and Gold was pledging her allegiance to Missouri.