COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri topped the Arkansas Razorbacks at senior night in the Hearnes Center with a score of 196.100 to Arkansas’ 195.450. The Tigers posted a season-high 49.400 on floor, which ties for the fifth-best team floor score in school history. Several Tigers set career-highs at the meet, including freshmen Rachel Updike, Colleen Mulcahy, Briana Conkle and Rebecca Johnson and sophomore Mackenzie McGill. The victory improves the Tigers to 9-6 on the season.
Mizzou came to the meet ready to fight, and the Tigers took the lead early on. MU posted a 49.150 on vault in the first rotation to Arkansas’ 48.475. Tori Howard was in the lead-off position, and she recorded a 9.725 to get the Tigers moving. Katelyn Trevino put up a 9.800 and Kelsy Landreth scored a 9.750. Johnson set her new career-best with a 9.825, and Updike posted a 9.875. Mary Burke contributed to the team total with a 9.900 on her vault.
The Tigers continued to hold the lead in the second rotation, as Mizzou posted a 49.050 on bars. Mackenzie McGill kicked off the rotation with a 9.750, followed by Taylor Medrea in the two-spot. Medrea put up a 9.725, and both Mulcahy and Updike scored 9.825 on their bar routines to set new career-high scores. Burke posted a 9.850 and Heizelman finished her routine with a 9.800 score. After the second rotation, Mizzou still led the meet, 98.200-97.625.
The Tigers recorded a 48.500 on beam, which wasn’t enough to hold their lead. Arkansas put up a 49.325 on floor to take the lead with a 146.950 to Mizzou’s 146.700. Burke led the Tigers on the beam with a 9.825, and Mackenzie McGill set a career-high with a 9.800. Howard scored a 9.775 to contribute to the team total, and Laura Kappler put up a 9.725.
The Tigers came back on floor to regain the lead with a 49.400 team score. Updike anchored the rotation with a 9.925 score and Burke earned a 9.900 to lead the Tigers as well. Conkle earned her career-high 9.875 score as the final competitor in the rotation, while both Trevino and Howard put up 9.850 scores. Medrea recorded a 9.800 to contribute to the team total as well.