Auburn Gymnastics sets beam record, wins top-10 game with Missouri

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Auburn Gymnastics posted the highest balance beam score in program history and earned a top-10 win over No. 9 Missouri 197.575-196.275 Friday night.

Gabby McLaughlin hit a career-high 9.975 on balance beam to lead No. 7 Auburn to a record-breaking performance of 49.625. Cassie Stevens and Piper Smith also set new career highs as five Auburn gymnasts scored 9.9 or higher.

The Tigers 197.575 was short of the 197.750 program record they set last week. But this week’s performance is the highest score at home this season and the third highest in program history.

Auburn also lost regular starter Aria Brusch who is expected to return in the coming weeks.

Outside of the beam, Auburn also put in a strong performance on floor. Sophia Groth set a new career high with a 9.925 to share the event title with Suni Lee.

Drew Watson won on vault with a 9.925, while Amari Celestine of Lee and Missouri tied with a 9.900 on bars.

Lee won the all-around title with a 39.575

Auburn travels to Athens, Georgia next Friday to face Georgia at 6:30 p.m. CT on the SEC Network.

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