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Gymnastics records a historic senior night 

Mathieu Starke
The six Brockport gymnastics seniors after Friday’s record-breaking meet. (Photo Credit: Mathieu Starke/Brockport Athletics)

Brockport gymnastics continued their hot streak Friday, recording their tenth straight win on senior night defeating Utica University 194.325-185.400. The Golden Eagles score set a new program record. This comes after Brockport tied the program record at their last meet on Feb. 25.  

In the all-around competition, Lienna Kay would finish first for the second straight meet, defeating two other competitors with a score of 38.500. 

“I’m starting to gear in on the details and try for every tenth now and I think it’s apparent the team is getting more and more consistent with every meet,” Kay said. “I’m really proud of us.” 

In the first rotation, the vault, Utica’s Alexis Castellaneta would finish first with a 9.850 score but Brockport seniors Emma Grace Sargent and Maren Eramo would take a close second, tied with a 9.825.  

“I made a big hop on my vault, which I wasn’t too happy with,” Eramo said. “But I was glad I was able to finish well and record that score.” 

On the uneven parallel bars, Brockport would shine, taking the top six places. Sargent would score a 9.825 to take first place. She would be followed by fellow seniors Taylor Bushey, Eramo and Marina DelVecchio. Rachel Swick and Kay would finish fifth and sixth.  

On the balance beam Natalie Galioto and Laken Sooy tied for first with a score of 9.850. Finishing in five of the six top spots, Brockport ended the event with its best team score of the day, 49.025.  

In the final event of the meet, Brockport would finish strong on the floor exercise. Sooy would take first place, followed by Kay and teammates Kirsten Paultrie and Maya Pecoraro.  

Eramo reflected on the celebrations of the night and her departing class.  

“The senior class is lucky we have each other,” Eramo said. “We’ve created such a great bond over the years.” 

Looking ahead to regional competitions next weekend, Kay was confident in the team’s abilities.  

“I think having such a good meet, where we set a new record going into the postseason is a great confidence boost,” Kay said. “It gives us some assurance going into regionals and nationals that we are fully capable of achieving our goals.” 

Ending the regular season with a record of 16-1, the Golden Eagles will look to win the NCGA East Regionals for the fourth straight year next Saturday, March 9. Hosted by Ithaca College, the meet has a start time of 1 p.m. 

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