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Gymnastics comes up short at UW-Stout

Photo by Matt Schrupp, UWEC Photo
Photo by Matt Schrupp, UWEC Photo

MENOMONIE, Wis. ( – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire gymnastics team competed at UW-Stout on Friday night, falling to the Blue Devils 186.575-185.475.


Despite the loss, the Blugolds turned in their highest team score of the season and had several top performances on the night.

Megan Fayler (So. - Afton, MN/Stillwater) won the uneven parallel bars with a season-high 9.600, placing her third in program history in the event.

Tori Erickson (Sr. – Woodbury, MN) also in a career-best on her way to winning on beam, scoring a 9.725, which also is third in Blugold history.

In total, seven Blugolds set new career bests on the evening:

Erickson – beam – 9.725

Hannah Lewis (Jr. – Saline, MI) – floor – 9.200

Clare Mascia (Jr. – Woodbury, MN/Convent of the Visitation) – bars – 9.100

Kiya Bjorge (Jr. - Kennewick, WA/Southridge) – floor –  9.600

Lauralynn Anderson (Jr. – West Bend, WI/homeschool) – bars – 9.500

Sydney Dame (Fr. – Clinton Township, MI) – bars – 9.275

Bailee Espelien (Sr. – Grand Forks, ND) – vault – 9.225

The Blugolds will continue their 2018 campaign next Friday as the travel to the west coast to compete in the Seattle Invite in Seattle, WA.