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Historic performance powers Brockport to ninth straight

Mathieu Starke
Brockport celebrating during Sunday’s Tri-Meet victory. (Photo Credit: Mathieu Starke/Brockport Athletics)

Brockport gymnastics put on a dominating display on Sunday, finishing first against Springfield College and Ursinus College at the Brockport Tri-Meet.  

The Golden Eagles swept the individual events, winning in every category. Brockport finished with a score of 193.70, nearly three points ahead of the second-place finisher Ursinus.  

Brockport head coach Dr. René Lyst was proud of her team’s toughness and resolve. 

“I thought we started a little slow,” Lyst said. “We really picked it up to another gear, I was really happy with how they finished and kept working hard throughout the competition.” 

Lienna Kay continued her season-long excellence, setting a new team record on the balance beam with a score of 9.90. This would be the second straight meet the freshman would break the team’s record on the beam. Also with a new personal best on the floor exercise, Kay would finish fifth overall with a score of 9.775. 

“I didn’t have my best day on the bars but then got my best ever score on the beam,” Kay said. “It’s a big step for me to be able to switch my mentality and get back in the zone.” 

On the vault, Maren Eramo tied the team record and her personal best with a score of 9.825. Eramo’s performance would earn her first place in the event. Also finishing first in the uneven parallel bars, Eramo would end with a score of 9.70, her personal best.  

On the floor, Laken Sooy would dominate, finishing with an almost perfect score of 9.90. That score would top her personal best. Also solid on the balance beam, the junior would finish second behind her teammate Kay.  

Fifth-year Rachel Swick finished second in the uneven parallel bars with a score of 9.675. 

“This team has been constantly improving and working hard in the gym week after week,” Swick said. “It shows in our performance.” 

Lyst had a similar perspective. 

“I am very proud,” Lyst said. “There were just so many outstanding performances today.” 

The Golden Eagles will look to continue their success next Friday, March 1, when they host Utica for senior day at 6 p.m. 

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