LSU gymnastics finishes third in SEC championship meet

LSU gymnastics concluded SEC play in Atlanta on Saturday night competing in the SEC championship meet at Gas South Arena.

The Tigers finished third, posting a 197.800 score. The title went to the Florida Gators, who successfully defended their championship after winning last year.

“We’re always disappointed when we know we left things on the floor, but the other part of that is they continued to show their fight and their grit,” coach Jay Clark said in a release. “I am just proud of their continued fight.”

LSU performed well on the floor. LSU’s 49.625 in the event was tied for the top score on the night. Aleah Finnegan and Haleigh Bryant posted 9.950’s on the floor.

LSU now awaits the selection committee on Monday. Last year, LSU was sent to Raleigh, North Carolina, where it placed third in the regionals.

Despite the third-place finish, LSU improved its NQS score on Saturday, which should help with placement.

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