Shire's Big 12 all-around title leads Missouri to third at conference meet

Saturday, March 27, 2010 | 8:11 p.m. CDT; updated 8:32 p.m. CDT, Saturday, March 27, 2010

Missouri senior gymnast Sarah Shire won her second consecutive Big 12 Conference all-around championship to help the Tigers gymnasts earn third at the Big 12 Championships on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.

No. 2 Oklahoma won the meet with a 197.175. No. 12 Nebraska was second (196.625), followed by No. 14 Missouri (195.900) and No. 16 Iowa State (194.850).


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Shire scored a 39.500 in the all-around, featuring a 9.875 on bars, a 9.850 on beam, a 9.875 on floor and a 9.900 on vault.

Shire’s all-around victory makes her the third gymnast in conference history to win the title twice. She now holds 10 all-around titles this season and 23 for her career. At the end of the meet she was named Big 12 Gymnast of the Year for the second straight time, the second gymnast in the Big 12 to achieve the feat.

Missouri senior Danielle Guider finished third in the all-around with a 38.950.

The Tigers next meet will be at 6 p.m. on April 10 at the Hearnes Center, when Missouri hosts a six-team NCAA Regional.


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