by AUSTIN WALLERT
From The Winonan, WSU’s student newspaper
The Winona State gymnastics team flipped their way to their highest score of the season in their home opener against University of Wisconsin-Stout.
In a meet where they racked up a whopping 181 points, they still managed to fall short as UW-Stout posted a score of 187.55.
The highest score of the night went to senior Kelly Johnston, who scored her season-best of 9.65 on the balance beam and in doing so earned second place.
Others having a solid night included juniors Shelsea Zehr and Anna Hiller, both of whom placed third in their respective competitions: Zehr on the vault with a score of 9.425 and Hiller on the uneven parallel bars with a score of 9.025.
With the loss on Friday, the Warriors record falls to 1-2, with their lone win coming against the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The Warriors will seek to tumble in the right direction next Thursday as they are back in action against UW-Oshkosh in McCown Gymnasium with the first event at 6:30 p.m.