Eau Claire, Wis. – The Gustavus Adolphus gymnastics team suffered a 183.000-174.575 loss to UW-Eau Claire in a dual held on Friday night at the McPhee Physical Education Center.
The Gusties recorded individual event scores of 45.475 on the vault, 40.750 on the uneven parallel bars, 43.375 on the balance beam, and 44.975 on the floor exercise.
Rachel Thiner (Fy., Sioux Falls, S.D.) turned in Gustavus’s best finish of the night with a third place performance on the beam. Thiner recorded a season-best routine of 9.250, besting her previous season-high of 8.775 posted at the Best of Minnesota Invite last weekend.
The Gusties’ top finisher on the vault was Sam Opsahl (Sr., Forest Lake, Minn.) who placed sixth with a 9.175. Opsahl also led the Three Crowns on the floor with a with fifth place showing after a 9.150 routine.
Baily Zeinert (Sr., Oshkosh, Wis.) was the top Gustie on the bars with a sixth place finish after scoring an 8.400. Zeinert also finished runner-up in the all-around with a score of 35.150. Jamie Ries (Jr., Monticello, Minn.) also competed in the all-around, finishing third with a 34.000. Danielle Schulzetenberg of Eau Claire took the all-around competition with a score of 36.150.
The Gustavus gymnastics team will be back on the mats next weekend when it hosts UW-La Crosse in the final home meet of the year. The Gusties will take on the Eagles at 2:00 p.m. in the Gustavus Gymnastics Studio.