The Eastern Michigan University women’s gymnastics team came in second at the Eagle Invitational on Saturday, losing only to Northern Illinois University 195.100-194.900.
The Eagles did come out on top of the Air Force Academy and Temple University, who scored 193.900 and 191.575 respectively. EMU set a season-high in points for the meet.
Anna Willette led EMU in the vault contest with a 9.775. She was followed by Ashlin Chambliss, Bianca Jordaan and Paulina Miller with 9.750’s each.
Kelsie Brooks came in first for the Eagles on the bars with a 9.750. Three Eagles all tied for second for Eastern with a 9.725: Ariyanna Smith, Ashley Quinton and Carrina Lo Bello.
The beam was where EMU really picked up the scoring. Four of the five countable scores were above a 9.800. Willette led the way for the Eagles with a 9.850 to take third place on the beam. Kimberly Ebeyer and Kaylee Meyers followed her up with a 9.825 for both to place in fourth. Shawna Ciaramella scored a 9.800 to finish sixth on the beam.
Ciaramella also placed second on the floor event with a 9.750 to lead the Eagles. Following her was the aforementioned Miller and Meyers with a 9.725 apiece. Chantelle Loehner also scored a 9.700 for the Eagles.
After this match EMU has a record of 5-9 overall and 1-4 in the Mid-American Conference with just one match to go left in the regular season against Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. on Fri. March 14 before the MAC Championships that start on March 22.