Hamline News

February 01, 2011

LaFex posts school record score on uneven bars

The Blugolds narrowly edged out the Pipers for the team win, 180.150-179.800.

LaFex scored a 9.700 on the uneven bars, breaking the previous record of 9.625 set in 2002 by Melissa Stanton.

She won that event and the floor exercise en route to the all-around title. On the floor, she had a 9.400. She posted scores of 8.950 on vault and 8.825 on the beam for a total of 36.875.

The Pipers swept the top three spots on floor, with Melissa Thomas (Sr., Long Beach, Calif.) and Kambria Blakely (Fy., Moultrie, Ga.) tied for second with a 9.325.

Courtney Benson (Fy., Winona, Minn.) tallied a 36.050 (vault - 9.250, bars - 8.750, beam - 8.675, floor - 9.175) as she finished third in the all-around. Her score on the uneven bars netted her a third place finish.

Hamline had a top-three finisher on vault, with Blakely placing second with a score of 9.350. Molly Weber (Sr., Taos, N.M.) placed second on the balance beam with a score of 9.200.

The Pipers next compete on Saturday, February 12, at the University of Minnesota in the "Best of Minnesota" meet.