February 28, 2020

Buckeyes Win Two Events at No. 20 Missouri



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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team posted a 194.675 to finish fourth at a quad-meet hosted by No. 20 Missouri on Friday night at the Hearnes Center. The Tigers clinched the win with a 196.775, followed by No. 11 Minnesota (196.675) and Lindenwood (194.700).

The Buckeyes (6-8, 4-6 B1G) earned a pair of event titles as a team thanks to a 49.350 on vault and 49.150 on uneven bars.

The evening began on balance beam, where Ella Hodges paced the team with a 9.800 to place eighth. Ohio State registered an overall score of 47.025 on the event.

The Buckeyes moved on to floor exercise for the second rotation and notched a 49.150 to finish third. Olivia Aepli and Alexis Hankins both scored a 9.850, which was good enough for a four-way tie for sixth.

Elexis Edwards shined in her collegiate debut with a 9.925 on vault to claim a first-place finish. Raina Malas and Sydney Jennings were locked for fourth behind scores of 9.875.

The night concluded on uneven bars, where Aepli tied for gold as she tallied a 9.875. Colby Miller finished in fourth place with a 9.850.

The Buckeyes continue their road journey when they travel to Tucson, Ariz. for a tri-meet against Arizona and Bridgeport at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 8.