No. 3 Florida gymnastics wins at No. 23 Arkansas


Published: Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10:31 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10:31 p.m.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Florida gymnastics team took a 197.125-195.20 win Friday in front of 3,507 at the Barnhill Arena.

Florida junior Alex McMurtry's winning mark of 9.975 on uneven bars was just a fraction away from the perfect 10.0 she posted a week ago versus Georgia.

The Gators' high event total of the evening, 49.40, came on vault – the event that they top the national rankings. A Florida duo shared the evening's vault title at 9.925 - junior Rachel Slocum and sophomore Alicia Boren.

Boren anchored Florida's floor lineup by matching her collegiate-best of 9.95 for the fourth time of 2017. It was her second consecutive win with her top floor mark.

Freshman Rachel Gowey took her second beam title of the season with a 9.90.

Gators (6-1, 4-1 SEC) took the top two spots in the final all-around standings. Boren, the reigning SEC Gymnast of the Week, used a 39.50 to take her second consecutive all-around win. Freshman Amelia Hundley was just behind Boren, taking second at 39.45. Arkansas is 2-5, 2-4.

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