Gymnasts take home triangular meet

The gymnastics team’s victory over conference rivals UW-Stout and UW-Eau Claire at home on Sunday was record setting.

UW-Whitewater recorded a team score of 187.175, the eighth highest team total in school history. The Warhawks took first place ahead of the Pointers and the Blugolds, which scored 181.450 and 181.200 respectively.

Junior Katie Thompson and freshman Cici Talcott got things started  by posting scores of 9.475 and 9.400 in the vault portion of the competition.

“I think we did great,” Thompson said. “We really put it all together today.”

On the uneven bars, Thompson received a score of 9.675, which is tied for the fifth highest score in school history.

“I just felt comfortable and really got in the zone,” Thompson said.

With the balance beam event underway, junior Mary Kate Young knew that she also was capable of posting a high score.
Young’s technique translated into a score of 9.525.

“We have to keep building on this win, the best is yet to come,” Mary Kate Young said.

The ’Hawks kept up their record-setting pace in the fourth and final rotation, the floor exercise.

Talcott and Young lead the way by both scoring  9.625.

Head coach Jennifer Regan said the team performed very well and are getting better as the season goes on.

“It was a great team effort, the girls put it all together, and from this point on we’re taking our success week by week,” Regan said.

Next Friday, the gymnasts will face Hamline University, UW-Stout and UW-Oshkosh when they travel to Milwaukee.