Gymnastics earns second at MAC Championships

Tyler Goddard

Kent State finished second at the Mid-American Conference Championships on March 19. Central Michigan won the Conference Championship meet with a score of 195.900. They edged the Golden Flashes who finished with a 195.050.

Kent State had totals of 49.025 on the vault, 48.850 on the uneven bars, 48.725 on the floor exercise and 48.450 on the balance beam. The Flashes finished with the highest team score on the vault.

First Team All-MAC selection Christina Lenny led the way for the Flashes by finishing second on the all-around with a 39.200. She won her third career conference vault title by tying for first with a 9.900.

Second Team All-MAC selection Marie Case finished fourth in the all-around with a 39.200 as well. Case tied for sixth on the vault with a 9.800 and tied for seventh on uneven bars with a 9.750.

Sophomore Lindsay Runyan scored a 9.800 on the uneven bars to tie for second place with teammate Christina Lenny. Runyan is ranked seventh in the nation on the uneven bars event.

Rachel Goldenberg and Lauren Wozniak both added scores of 9.800 on vault for the Flashes. Senior Christine Abou-Mitri recorded the highest team score on the balance beam with a 9.725.

Kent State will travel to the NCAA Regionals Ann Arbor Regional where they are the sixth seed. The meet is April 2 at 6 p.m.

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