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Gymnastics Sets New Program Record in Nashville

Gymnastics Sets New Program Record in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – No. 6 Kentucky gymnastics (11-4, 4-3 SEC) finished the inaugural Kidney Care Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Championships with a 197.925 to finish first overall.

The Cats faced No. 14 Auburn (197.575), No. 15 Ohio State (196.250), and Fisk University (191.525) in the second session of the meet with Session I featuring Georgia (197.450), Iowa (196.525), Maryland (196.725), Pittsburgh (195.925) and Talladega (192.450).

Fifth-year senior Raena Worley won her 29th all-around title with a 39.650 tying Auburn’s Cassie Stevens. Worley also finished first overall with a 9.975 on beam for her 15th career win and new season best. Freshman Creslyn Brose earned her second career victory on floor with her third 9.975 of the season. On the uneven bars, junior Jillian Procasky earned a 9.950 to secure a new career and season best for her second career title on the event.

Competing in Olympic order, the Wildcats kicked off vault where they tallied 49.425 to start the night in Metro Nashville Memorial Auditorium. Procasky, Isabella Magnelli and Makenzie Wilson each tied for the team’s top score – 9.900. The trio tied with Fisk’s Morgan Price for second place overall. Arianna Patterson was close behind with a 9.875 while Worley recorded a 9.850. Freshman Cecily Rizo rounded out the rotation with a 9.725.

Uneven bars, the second rotation, concluded with a strong 49.450. Procasky’s top mark was the best for the Kentucky squad. Bailey Bunn was right on her heels with an impressive 9.925 to tie her career best tying her with Ohio State’s Nicole Riccardi for second place overall. Leadoff Davis and anchor Worley bookended the rotation with 9.875. Rizo earned a 9.825 as Rodriguez was awarded a 9.800 from the judges.

The third rotation, balance beam, was the highest-scoring apparatus of the night as Kentucky tallied a 49.550. Worley’s 9.975 was the top score as both Bunn and Magnelli held it down with 9.925 each. The senior duo tied Auburn’s Gabby McLaughlin and Stevens for second place overall. Brose set a new career and season high with a 9.900-worthy performance. Her previous best on the event was a 9.850. In the leadoff position, Rodriguez earned a 9.825 while Patterson had one fall for a 9.325.

Closing out the meet on the floor exercise, Team 50 earned a total of 49.500. Brose’s top score was closely followed by anchor Worley who earned a 9.950 tying Ohio State’s Ella Hodges for second place overall. Davis was just short of her career best with a rocking 9.925. Wilson finished her routine with a 9.850 while Magnelli and Rodriguez each tallied 9.800.

Kentucky will begin postseason competition next week in New Orleans, La. at the Smoothie King Center for the Southeastern Conference Gymnastics Championships. Ticket sales and more information on the Championships can be found by clicking here.

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