The Eastern Michigan University’s Gymnastics team competed against the University of Georgia and Ball State University in a triangular at UGA on Friday, Feb. 14. The Bulldogs, the hosts of the event finished in first place with an overall score of 197.075. In second place was the Cardinals with an overall score of 194.725. Lastly, the Eagles finished third with an overall score of 194.700.
The Eagles started the event on bars with junior Jada Rondeau tying her career-high of 9.850. Her overall score led the Eagles on bars, and it placed her at second place. Sophomore Kara Roberts finished behind Rondeau with an overall score of 9.750. Her score tied her at sixth place. Junior Courtney Bezold added an overall score of 9.725, tying for the eighth spot.
The last three Eagles to finish on bars was sophomore Charlotte Reynolds, freshman Hannah Hartung and junior Cali Harden. Reynolds added an overall score of 9.675. Hartung’s overall score was 9.325 and Harden finished with an overall score of 8.875. The Eagles finished third in the first rotation.
On beams, sophomore Caitlyn Satler led the Eagles with an overall score of 9.800, which was tied for sixth. Following behind Satler was junior Brianna Price. Price finished with an overall score of 9.775, which tied for eighth place. Rondeau and senior Emili Dobronics added scores of 9.750. Both scores were tied for 12th. Sophomore Shannon Gregory and freshman Mickayla Stuckey finished the beams with a score of 9.625. After rotating on bars and beams, EMU remained at the third spot.
The Eagles started on the floor with Dobronics who added a score of 9.875, which was tied for third place. Roberts added an overall score of 9.850, which was also a career-high for her. Both, Rondeau and Satler added scores of 9.825. Stuckey finished with a score of 9.750. Finally, Price finished on the floor with a score of 9.725. The Eagles moved up to the second place over the Cardinals. The Bulldogs earned the top spot.
Finishing the event on vault, Roberts led the Eagles with another career-high after adding a score of 9.825, which tied for seventh. Harden added a score of 9.750, which claimed the 12th spot. Following closely behind was Hartung with an overall score of 9.725. Her score placed her at the 14th spot. Both Dobronics and sophomore Carly Kosanovich added scores of 9.625.
Lastly, Rondeau placed an overall score of 9.575. The Eagles dropped the lead over the Cardinals and finished third with an overall score of 194.700. Overall, Rondeau finished in third place all-around with a score of 38.950. She followed behind Rachael Lukacs and Sabrina Vega, both from UGA. Lukacs scored an overall 39.300 while Vega scored 39.275.
In fourth place was Ball State’s Marissa Nychyk, who scored 38.825. The Eagles will be back in competition again when the team travels to Muncie, Ind. to compete against the Ball State Cardinals in a Mid-American Conference meet at Worthen Arena on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.