HUNTSVILLE – The No. 6 Alabama gymnastics team used a solid performance on all four events to come away with a 197.300-196.900 win over No. 16 Auburn in the fourth-annual Elevate the Stage meet Friday night.
The Crimson Tide’s total tied its best road score of the season and its second-highest score overall.
Alabama came out strong on the uneven bars with a 49.500, led by 9.925s from freshman Lexi Graber and senior Kiana Winston as well as a 9.900 from sophomore Shea Mahoney.
On the vault, led by matching 9.875s from junior Abby Armbrecht and senior Nickie Guerrero, Alabama tallied a 49.275. Early in the vault rotation, Mahoney hit the vault table wrong and had a hard fall, which ended her night. She will be evaluated by the medical staff upon her return to Tuscaloosa.
On the floor exercise the Tide posted a 49.275 led by Guerrero’s 9.925 and a 9.9 from Armbrecht.
After a fall in the leadoff spot on the balance beam, Alabama finished the meet strong, closing out the Tigers with a 49.300 on the balance beam, paced by 9.900s from Graber and Winston.
Guerrero and Armbrecht tied for first on the vault, while Graber and Winston tied for top honors on the balance beam. Winston also won the all-around with a 39.450.
Following the meet, Elevate the Stage presented checks of $3,500 to the Ronald McDonald House of Alabama and Smile-A-Mile.
Alabama closes out its regular season on Friday, March 16 in Coleman Coliseum against No. 1 Oklahoma.