Women's Gymnastics
Gymnastics Celebrates Senior Class with New Program Record

Gymnastics Celebrates Senior Class with New Program Record

LEXINGTON, Ky. – No. 6 Kentucky gymnastics (7-4, 4-3 SEC) fell to No. 5 Florida (11-1, 6-1 SEC) on Sunday afternoon in the final event of the Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center Women’s Sports Takeover, 198.225-198.100.

Despite the loss to the Gators, Kentucky’s 198.100 set a new overall score record for the program. The previous record, 197.950, was set earlier this season on Excite Night against Georgia. Also similar to the 2024 home opener, both Makenzie Wilson (vault) and Raena Worley (floor) earned perfect 10.0’s from the judges.

10,069 members of Big Blue Nation filled Rupp Arena creating an electric atmosphere to close the homestand and celebrate UK’s seven seniors – Teagan Garrison, Bailey Bunn, Carissa Clay, Hailey Davis, Isabella Magnelli, Arianna Patterson, and Raena Worley.

Kentucky tied its program best on floor which was also set on this year’s Excite Night, 49.750, in addition to equalizing its third best score on vault – 49.500. The Wildcats currently rank No. 3 nationally on both events.

Competing in Olympic order, UK began Senior Day on vault. Wilson’s second perfect score of the season in the anchor position was the best of the day as she earned her seventh individual win on the event. Sixth-year senior Patterson’s 9.925 was the second highest for the Cats as she tied her season best for the fourth time this season. Fellow senior Magnelli was close behind with a 9.900, just shy of her own season best. Freshmen Cecily Rizo (9.850) and Delaynee Rodriguez (9.825) each had strong showings on the apparatus with Worley earning a 9.775.

On the uneven bars, Worley was the top score for the Cats placing her in second overall with a 9.950. Jillian Procasky was next on the Kentucky leaderboard with a 9.925 setting a new season best while also tying her career record. The freshmen duo of Rizo and Rodriguez was at it again each scoring 9.875. The high mark established a new career/season best for Rizo. Davis, in the leadoff position, earned a 9.825 while Bunn rounded out the rotation with a 9.800. UK tallied a 49.450 total on the event.

The third event of the day was the balance beam where Kentucky earned a cumulative 49.400 after six routines. Beam Queen Magnelli earned the top mark for the Wildcats with a 9.950 for the second time this season. Worley was close to the anchor’s score as she recorded a 9.925. Both Bunn and Rodriguez held it down for Kentucky each scoring 9.875. Creslyn Brose stayed steady with a 9.775 while Patterson suffered a fall for a 9.100.

Closing out the day on the floor exercise, Kentucky posted its best score. Worley earned her third perfect 10.0 to win the event for the 24th time in her career. Brose was right on the fifth-year senior’s heels with a 9.975 earning a 10.0 from Judge One to tie her career and season best. Three UK gymnasts, Wilson, Davis and Magnelli, were each scored at 9.925 with the leadoff, Rodriguez, earning a 9.875.

Kentucky will be back on the road next week as the Cats head to UNC for an SEC and ACC matchup.

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