Missouri gymnastics earns season high score, falls to Arizona

Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 9:06 p.m. CDT; updated 9:27 p.m. CDT, Saturday, March 16, 2013

COLUMBIA — The Missouri gymnastics team fell to the Arizona Wildcats 196.625-195.450 in its last regular season meet on Saturday in Tucson, Ariz.

However, the Tigers' 195.450 team score is a season-high.

Missouri earned two event titles at the meet. Sophomore Rachel Updike took first on the vault with a score of 9.900. Senior Tori Howard tied for first on the balance beam with Arizona's senior Molly Quirk with a score of 9.875. Updike also took third on the beam with a 9.825 score.

Freshman Miranda Eubank and sophomore Laura Kappler earned new career high scores on both the vault and the floor. Eubank scored a 9.850 on the vault and a 9.775 on the floor. Kappler scored a 9.750 on the vault and a 9.650 on the floor.

Freshman Rachel Henderson also earned a career high score of 9.775 on the balance beam.

The Tigers will begin the postseason at the Southeastern Conference Gymnastics Championships next Saturday in Little Rock, Ark. 

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