Sports | Gymnastics
Rachel Gowey stepped onto the mat, closed her blue-gray eyes and took a deep breath.
There was nothing Alicia Boren could do but watch.
As soon as Rachel Slocum stuck her landing on vault, she couldn’t contain her excitement.
Kennedy Baker took a deep breath, saluted the judges and grabbed onto the bars.
When Jenny Rowland took the helm of the Gators nearly two years ago, she inherited a program in its prime.
Florida junior Alex McMurtry was named both the SEC Gymnast and Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Thursday, becoming the first Gator in school history to earn both titles in the same season.
JACKSONVILLE - At the end of the first rotation, LSU’s Ashleigh Gnat sprinted towards the vault and perfection. With her yurchenko double full, the senior from Lake Mary, Florida notched her third perfect 10 of the season on the apparatus, putting the Tigers up .20 over the Gators.
As soon as Sierra Alexander stuck her vault landing on Friday, a huge smile spread across her face.
As freshman Maegan Chant went to dismount the bars in the first rotation, her hands slipped.
The Gators will be without their sole senior for the rest of the season.