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Missouri gymnastics takes first in meet at Lindenwood

Monday, February 24, 2014 | 8:05 p.m. CST; updated 11:33 p.m. CST, Monday, February 24, 2014

COLUMBIA — Following a victory against George Washington on Friday night, the Missouri gymnastics team took first in a three-team meet at Lindenwood University in St. Charles on Sunday afternoon. Missouri's team score of 195.125 was its second highest of the season. Air Force also competed at the meet, taking second. 

Tigers junior Rachel Updike led Missouri with an all-around score of 39.525, setting a new career-high. Updike scored at or above 9.850 in every event and took home event titles in vault, floor exercise and balance beam.

On the uneven bars, Missouri junior Rebecca Johnson posted a score of 9.900, earning a share of the event title with Updike. It marks the third consecutive meet that Johnson took first in bars.

Since Missouri finished first in the three-team meet, two wins will be added to the Tigers' record. Missouri has now posted six consecutive wins after starting 0-4. The Tigers' next meet is at LSU on Friday, where Missouri will have an opportunity to grab its first SEC victory. 


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