Acrobatics and Tumbling come up short to Azusa Pacific, Fairmont


The Gannon University Acrobatics and Tumbling team fell to Fairmont State and Azusa Pacific Thursday in its first tri-meet of the season, held at Joe Retton Arena in Fairmont, W. Va.
The ninth-ranked Knights lost to No. 6 Fairmont State, 273.28-267.60 and came up short to No. 5-ranked Azusa Pacific, 276.96-267.60.
Gannon fell behind during the opening compulsory event but went on to take three events from Fairmont State: the acro event, 28.7-28.45, the pyramid event, 29.60-29.50, and the toss event, 27.90-27.60. However, their comeback effort came up short in the end.
Despite the loss, Gannon was able to win the seven element heat in the acro event with a score of 9.65 out of a possible 10. Team members were Kelsey LeClair, Kaitlyn Heath, Andrea Cygan, Mackenzie Mraz and Hayley Nejman.
The Knights also put up a season-high 95.60 team event score.
Gannon’s next meet will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Hammermill Center against No. 2-ranked Oregon and eighth-ranked King.
Oregon topped the Knights last year in the only previous meeting between the two teams. Gannon is 1-1 all-time against King.

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