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Gymnasts land first-place team finish at South Carolina

March 30, 2019  |  Irmo, S.C. 

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Julie Bouton placed first on the vault, balance beam, and floor exercise and won the All-Around competition and fellow senior McKella Johnson took first on the uneven bars and third in the All-Around to lead Liberty University's women's gymnastics team to a first-place showing at Saturday's Cocky Classic at the University of South Carolina. Liberty finished first in front of runner-up James Madison University and third-place Virginia Tech as well as Clemson, North Carolina State, host USC, Tulane, and Virginia at the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastic Clubs (NAIGC) competition.

"It was another good performance but we still have lots of room for improvement," Lady Flames Head Coach Tim Kappel said. "We head to (Daytona, Fla., for the NAIGC) National Championships in less than 10 days and we still have work to do."

Bouton also placed third on the uneven bars and seniors Leah Corpora and Sydnie Phillips and sophomores Lindsay Esquirell, Emory Cherry, and Mia Harvey also competed for the Lady Flames.

The Lady Flames had won their only previous competition of the semester, Feb. 2 at Clemson.

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Apr 15
at NAIGC National Championship

Feb 28
at James Madison University
1st place finish

Feb 15
at Ohio State University
3rd Place Finish

Apr 15
at National Championships
5th Team Finish

Mar 30
at Cocky Classic
1st Team Finish

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