KENT, Ohio – The Kent State gymnastics team heads east on Sunday, Jan. 24 to acquire on Pitt at 2 p.m., seeking to create on a large effectiveness in the period opener.
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The Golden Flashes are clean off a dominant victory in excess of Bowling Green and a sweep of the Mid-American Convention weekly awards, with senior Abby Fletcher having house Gymnast of the 7 days and freshman Kyndall Gilbert earning Expert of the Week.
Fletcher grabbed the personal party title on flooring (9.875) and Gilbert won the individual competitiveness on vault (9.850) in her very first collegiate meet up with. They have been not the only Flashes to choose house event titles in the opener. Junior Maddie Iannuzzo finished in initial area on bars (9.800), though fellow junior Samantha Henry acquired a victory on beam (9.800).
Thirteen Flashes created an visual appearance in the period opener with six unique gymnasts finishing in the major-two on their function. Sophomore Karlie Franz concluded in 2nd place on each flooring (9.825) and vault (9.800). The reigning MAC Freshman of the Year, Rachel DeCavitch, tied for 2nd location on bars (9.775) and completed fourth on ground (9.775).
Kent Point out is 20-14 in general in opposition to Pitt but have lost three of the past four conferences dating back again to 2010. The Panthers are -1 on the season, dropping their year opener to North Carolina State.
Katie Chamberlain and Katrina Coca tied for the first area on bars (9.875) and Lauren Beckwith gained the unique beam title (9.850). Beckwith and the Panthers are ranked 17th in the region on beam.
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Kent Point out returns dwelling for senior working day on Sunday, Jan. 31, against Eastern Michigan. The Golden Flashes will honor its 5 seniors right after the satisfy. The Flashes then strike the road for back-to-again street meets on Friday, Feb. 6, and Sunday, Feb. 14, against Jap Michigan.