Feb. 27, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team earned a 195.800 to tie Eastern Michigan for first in a tri-meet against the Eagles and Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon in St. John Arena. The Panthers finished third at 39.450.

Ohio State opened the meet with a 48.975 on vault, marking the second-highest score of the year on the event. Jamie Stone led the Buckeyes with a 9.875, tying her career high.

The Buckeyes moved to bars in the second rotation where they tied their season-high with a 49.075. Rachel Abrams, Alexis Mattern and Kaitlyn Hofland all posted a 9.850. Mattern notched a career high on the event.

Ohio State led halfway through the meet with a 98.050.

In the third rotation, the Buckeyes posted a 48.825 on beam. Taylor Harrison won the event with a 9.875 while Hofland tied for second with a 9.825.

The Buckeyes then closed the meet with a 48.925 on floor exercise with Harrison winning the event with a 9.875.

Harrison won the all-around with a 39.300, tying her career high. Hofland claimed second with a 39.225 in the first time she competed in an all-around.

The Buckeyes travel to West Virginia for a tri-meet with the Mountaineers and Bowling Green at 2 p.m. March 6.