The Golden Gophers finished second in a quad meet at West Virginia, and earned a season-high score with a 195.375. The host Mountaineers won the meet, earning a 196.275. New Hampshire finished third with a 193.400, while Rutgers was fourth with a 188.575.
Minnesota was up on beam in the first rotation, and tallied a team score of 48.850. The top scorer for the Gophers on beam was Carmelina Carabajal, who earned a 9.850 to tie for first place. Angela Walker scored a 9.800 to tie for fourth overall, while Amanda Miles rounded out the team’s top three with a 9.775.
The Gophers performed on floor in the second rotation, and earned a 49.050, the best event score of the meet for Minnesota. All five of Minnesota’s counting scores were 9.800 or better. Amanda Miles tied for second place in the event, and was the Gophers’ leader, tying her personal-best mark with a 9.850. Carmelina Carabajal, Ashley Mutchler, Alexis Russell and Angela Walker each earned scores of 9.800. The foursome tied for sixth place overall. Mutchler’s score was her career high on floor exercise.
On vault, Minnesota tallied a team score of 48.650. The Gophers were led by Carmelina Carabajal, who earned a 9.825, tying her season-best score. Carabajal placed fifth overall. Jade Beattie scored 9.800, tying her personal best vault score.
Minnesota finished up the competition on bars, as Kristin Furukawa led the way. Furkawa scored 9.825 to place second overall. Angela Walker and Carmelina Carabajal were the second-highest scorers for the Gophers with scores of 9.775. As a team, the Gophers earned a 48.825.
Minnesota had two all around performers, Angela Walker and Carmelina Carabajal. Walker placed fifth in the all around with a 39.025 while Carabajal tied for second with a total of 39.250.
The Gophers will return to the Sports Pavilion next weekend when they host Oklahoma on Saturday, March 22. The senior class will be honored at the meet, which will begin at 6 p.m.