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Gymnastics Takes No. 14 Placement In Road To Nationals Rankings

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri gymnastics team remains in the top 15 of the Road To Nationals rankings at No. 14 through six weeks. The Tigers maintained or improved their spot on two different events.

With a score of 196.600 last Friday at No. 5 Kentucky, Missouri set its second-best bars score in program history with a 49.425 and tied its ninth-best floor score with a 49.525. The Tigers posted seven routines of 9.9 or higher in Lexington.

For a third consecutive week, The Fab Floor held its standing at No. 6 in the rankings, upping its season average to 49.475. Junior Jocelyn Moore scored her second near-perfect score of the season with a 9.975, while classmate Amari Celestine generated a season-best 9.950 on the apparatus. The team has now exceeded 49.5 on floor in three consecutive meets.

Missouri’s vault ranking sits at No. 11, the team’s best through six weeks since 2017 with a 49.275 average. With Moore and freshman Hannah Horton producing 9.900 results, the Tigers notched a 49.250 last weekend in Lexington.

Thanks to the standout bars performance, the bar group upped its standing by one position to No. 14 while increasing its average score to 49.217. Senior Mara Titarsolej shared the bars title with a 9.950 performance, while Moore and graduate student Hollyn Patrick each secured a 9.900 for their first score of 9.9 or above on the event this year.

On beam, Missouri checks in at No. 22 with a 49.029 season average.

The Tigers have at least one gymnast ranked among the top 25 on three of the four events. Three Tiger vaulters — Horton (No. 18, 9.879 average), Moore (No. 22, 9.875 average) and Celestine (No. 25, 9.871 average) — ranked in the top 25. Missouri is one of just three teams in the country with a trio of vault performers ranked in the top 25.

On bars, Titarsolej is ranked No. 18 with a 9.900 season average, while Moore checks in as the highest-ranked Tiger on any event, tying for fourth in the country on floor with a 9.938 composite score.


The Tigers head to St. Charles, Missouri, for the Mizzou to the Lou meet next Friday, Feb. 16. Missouri will face off against SEC foe No. 6 Florida, Braggin’ Rights rival Illinois and in-state counterpart Lindenwood inside Family Arena. First touch is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT, and the action will be broadcast on SEC Network.


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