COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 14 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team set a team season high in a 195.825-195.050 win over Kentucky Sunday afternoon at St. John Arena.
“I think we improved in some areas from Friday night,” head coach Carey Fagan said. “We received another solid performance from Colleen Dean in the all-around. She’s really one of our best leaders on the team and she had a great meet. We dodged some bullets on bars and beam so that we didn’t have to count a fall. Overall, I’m happy our performance.”
Starting out on vault, the Buckeyes scored a 49.050. Colleen Dean, Taylor Jones and Sarah Miller all scored a 9.825 on the event. Dean tied her career and season high. Rounding out the team score was Casey Williamson with a 9.80. Kentucky won the event with a 49.400. Phylicia Reshard from Kentucky placed first with a score of 9.95.
On bars, the Scarlet and Gray posted a 48.675 just behind Kentucky’s 48.775. Alex DeLuca won the event with a new season high of 9.825. Next for the team placing third was Dean with a 9.800. Melanie Shaffer and Williamson finished the score with a pair of 9.725s. Schaffer tied her season high.
Moving on to balance beam, Rebecca Best and Nicole Krauter led the way for the Buckeyes with a pair of 9.85’s winning the event. Krauter tied her season high. Tying for third, Dean and Miller each scored a 9.8. Ohio State scored a 48.850 to win the event.
Finishing the meet on floor, Ohio State won its second event of the night with a 49.250, a new team season high. Miller, tying her career high with a 9.925, won the event. Dean, posting a new season high and tying her career high with a 9.900, came in second. Shaffer finished fourth with a 9.850.
Dean won the all-around competition with a score of 39.325.
Up next, the Buckeyes travel to Penn State for a 1 p.m. meet Feb. 26. The meet will be televised live on Big Ten Network.