Two Colonials compete at gymnastics NCAA championship

For the first time in gymnastics program history, the team sent two athletes to nationals last week.

Senior Chelsea Raineri and junior Cami Drouin-Allarie both competed Friday as individuals in the 2017 NCAA Gymnastics Championship. This is Drouin-Allarie’s second career appearance after qualifying for the competition as a freshman.

After qualifying with the event’s top score at the Morgantown Regional, Raineri competed in the vault at nationals. She scored a 9.7875 and came in 53rd place in her only event.

Drouin-Allarie competed as an all-around gymnast, scoring 9.8000 in the vault, 9.7375 in the uneven bars and 9.6375 on the balance beam. In the floor exercise, her strongest event, she scored a 9.8500 and tied for 46th.

Out of the 39 individual all-around competitors, Drouin-Allarie finished in 34th place with a combined score of 39.0250.

University of Oklahoma took home the overall national title for the second straight year, with an overall score of 198.3875. Florida sophomore Alex McMurtry came in first place for individual all-around, defeating former Olympians Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian of UCLA.

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