The Gustavus women’s gymnastics team edged UW-Whitewater 168.50 to 168.35 in Whitewater, Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon. Junior Brittany Moore won the vault (9.30), first year Laura Hansen won the uneven bars (8.80) and sophomore Kelsie Droogsma won the balance beam (8.80). As a team, the Gusties scored 43.875 on the vault, 40.675 on the uneven bars, 41.85 on the balance beam and 42.10 on the floor exercise.
Individually, first year performer Emily Pickford finished third in the all-around with a total of 32.95. Pickford finished fourth on the vault (8.85), sixth on the uneven bars (7.725), ninth on the balance beam (8.250), and tenth on the floor exercise (8.10).
Other top individual performances included Christine Askham finishing second on the uneven bars (8.65) and third on the floor exercise (8.85), Laura Hansen finishing first on the uneven bars (8.80) and seventh on the balance beam (8.30), and Danielle Abel placing fifth on the uneven bars (7.90) and eight on the vault (8.45).
The Gusties next meet will be next Saturday, January 14 at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire. The meet begins at 1:00 pm.