CMU gymnastics places third at Maryland quad meet


Sophomore Luciana Alvarado-Reid sticks her landing after her bars routine during the gymnastics meet against Kent State Saturday, Feb. 24 in McGuirk Arena. She scored 9.950, which is a new career high for her. (CM-Life | Ella Miller)  

Central Michigan gymnastics travelled to Maryland on Friday to compete in a quad meet against George Washington, William and Mary and University of Maryland. 

The Chippewas placed third with a score of 195.450. Maryland came in first with 195.350, followed by George Washington with 195.675 and William and Mary came in last with 193.200. 

CMU started the meet on beam. Sophomore Luciana Alvarado-Reid placed fourth and had the highest score on the event for the Chippewas with 9.875. Overall, the team had a score of 48.725 on the event. 

Central Michigan continued to floor in the second rotation. Senior Hallie Hornbacher came in second overall with 9.900. Seniors Elizabeth Buttle and Ashley Veglucci were in a three way tie for fifth with George Washington’s Deana Sheremeta with 9.850. Overall, the team scored a 49.025 on the event. 

On vault, the team had a score of 48.875. Senior Elizabeth Cesarone tied for third with 9.850 while Alvarado-Reid was also tied up for seventh with 9.800. 

CMU ended the evening on bars where Alvarado-Reid tied for first with 9.850. Freshmen Samantha Shannon and Jenna Germond were in a tie for fifth with 9.800. Overall, the team scored 48.825 on the event. 

The Chippewas are now 8-7 overall and sitting at 3-2 in Mid-American Conference competition. 

CMU will compete in East Lansing Saturday in a quad meet with Greenville University, Fisk University and Michigan State at 2 p.m. in Jenison Field House.