No. 15 Tigers Win TWU Quad Meet with a 196.5 Sunday Afternoon
Feb. 11, 2018



DENTON, Texas. -- The No. 15 Auburn gymnastics team earned its highest road score of the season Sunday afternoon, scoring a 196.500 to win the Texas Woman's quad meet. The four-team competition was held in Denton, Texas, at the Kitty McGee Arena.

"This team has faced a lot of adversity this weekend aside from the fact it was a full weekend of travel and competition," head coach Jeff Graba said. "Taking on two meets in less than 48 hours was a big chore for the team and I thought everyone did a great job today. It was a good score for us despite making some mistakes so we're looking forward to making improvements."

Pittsburgh came in second with a 196.1, while North Carolina State was third (195.925) and TWU was fourth (195.2).

The Tigers (5-6) opened the meet on bars, seeing a 49.25 from the youthful squad. Sophomore Katie Becker kicked things off with a career-best 9.85 and was followed by a 9.8 from junior Taylor Krippner. Sophomore Kendal Moss and redshirt junior Abby Milliet each added a pair of 9.85s, while sophomore Gracie Day captured the meet title with a 9.9.

Auburn moved on to beam and saw a trio of Tigers reach best scores. Milliet and Krippner earned a share of the event title with a 9.925 apiece. That mark tied a career high for both Texas natives. Redshirt sophomore Emma Slappey tied her career best with a 9.875. Freshmen Meredith Sylvia and Allie Riddle each contributed to the team score, earning a 9.775 and a 9.75, respectively.

Rotation three placed the team on floor, scoring a 49.0. Milliet picked up a share of the event title with another 9.9, tying her career best. Freshman Drew Watson also had a career performance with a 9.85, while Slappey added a 9.8. Freshman Jada Glenn was awarded a 9.775 and Day's 9.675 was added to the squad's score.

Day came through with another event title for Auburn, coming on vault in the final rotation. She tied her career-best with a 9.925, while Watson added a career-high 9.9 towards the team's 49.0. Junior A'Miracal Phillips earned a 9.775 and Becker and Krippner each added a 9.7.

The Tigers return to Auburn Arena for another non-conference meet, Feb. 16. Auburn will host Rutgers at 7 p.m. CT in Auburn Arena and the contest will serve as the team's 'Flip For The Cure' and Military Appreciation meet.

Auburn Results

Vault Bars
49.000 49.250
Katie Becker 9.700 Katie Becker 9.850
A'Miracal Phillips 9.775 Drew Watson 8.875
Taylor Krippner 9.700 Taylor Krippner 9.800
Drew Watson 9.900 Kendal Moss 9.850
Gracie Day 9.925 Abby Milliet 9.850
Jada Glenn 9.375 Gracie Day 9.900
Beam Floor
49.250 49.000
Allie Riddle 9.750 Ashley Smith 9.350
Drew Watson 9.225 Jada Glenn 9.775
Meredith Sylvia 9.775 Drew Watson 9.850
Emma Slappey 9.875 Emma Slappey 9.800
Abby Milliet 9.925 Gracie Day 9.675
Taylor Krippner 9.925 Abby Milliet 9.900
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