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Columbia Missourian

Updike wins two events; Missouri gymnastics takes third at Air Force meet

By Anne Dankelson
January 26, 2013 | 7:59 p.m. CST

The Missouri gymnastics team finished third with a team score of 193.000 at the Air Force Quad Meet on Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colo.

UC Davis won the meet with a team score of 193.325, followed by Air Force's 193.225. Texas Women's University earned 191.400 to place fourth.


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Sophomore Rachel Updike earned her first two event titles of the season with a 9.850 score on her beam routine and a 9.825 on the uneven bars.

Missouri began the meet with the floor exercise, earning a team score of 47.375. Freshman Miranda Eubank competed for the first time in this event with a score of 9.625.

In its second rotation, Missouri earned 48.675 as a team on the vault. Sophomore Laura Kappler and Eubank earned career highs in this event with scores of 9.650 and 9.725, respectively. Updike took second in the event with 9.850.

Missouri earned both first and second on the uneven bars with Updike's 9.825 and Eubank's career-high 9.775, contributing to the team's score of 48.600.

The Tigers also took first on the balance beam, spurred by Updike's 9.850. Senior Tori Howard tied for second with 9.825. The team finished the rotation with a score of 48.250.

Missouri will return to Columbia on Feb. 1 to compete against Auburn in the annual Beauty and the Beast Meet. The Missouri wrestling team will compete simultaneously against Oklahoma State at the event.