January 29, 2011

Gymnastics posts season-high school in Texas

Texas Women’s University is an NCAA Division II team, while the meet also including NCAA Division I Centenary College and familiar opponent Winona State University.

The Pipers posted a season-high team score at the meet of 180.575. TWU won the meet with a score of 192.450, Centenary was second with a score of 187.575, and Winona State was third with a score of 182.600.

Courtney Benson (Fy., Winona, Minn.) won the all-around with a score of 36.550 (vault - 9.700, bars - 8.800, beam - 8.400, floor - 9.650).

Lissette LaFex (So., Diamond Bar, Calif.) was second in the all-around with a total of 36.500 (vault - 8.800, bars - 9.050, beam - 9.350, floor - 9.300).

Benson led the individual events results for the Pipers as she placed third on floor exercise.

Erika Degnan’s (Fy., Winona Minn.) score of 9.500 on the vault led the Pipers on that apparatus as she finished 11th. She was the second-highest placing NCGA gymnast on vault.

LaFex’ score on bars landed her in 15th, and Molly Weber (Sr., Taos, N.M.) was 16th with a score of 9.025. They were the second and third highest placing NCGA competitors in that event.

LaFex then placed sixth overall on the balance beam to finish out her meet.

Hamline returns home to host UW-Eau Claire in a dual meet on Tuesday, February 1, at 6:30 p.m.