Second-seeded LSU aiming for program’s fifth SEC gymnastics championship

PHOTO BY: LSU gymnastics Twitter.

BIRMINGHAM – The fifth-ranked LSU gymnastics team will compete for the program’s fifth Southeastern Conference championship and fourth in five years at 7 p.m. CT Saturday inside Legacy Arena.

The meet will be televised live on SEC Network and will also be streamed live on WatchESPN.com and the app with event specific links to each apparatus so that fans can enjoy all of the action.

As the second seed in the meet, LSU begins on bars and follow with beam, floor and vault. The Tigers will compete alongside No. 2 Florida, No. 6 Auburn and No. 6 Alabama in the evening session.

The meet will be the final score to count toward the squad’s NQS, which will serve as the seeding for NCAA Championships.

“I think our team is really excited to get in to the arena in front of an electric crowd and just compete,” LSU gymnastics coach Jay Clark said. “We will be on floor with some of the top teams in the country, and the message has been to just do our job and everything will follow. It is important to just take one routine at a time and use the energy and momentum in our favor on Saturday night.”

Gymnasts at the SEC Championships
Twenty-five LSU gymnasts have combined to win 47 SEC titles since 1981. A total of 97
All-SEC honors have been earned over the years and 17 SEC All-Freshman team honors. Sarah Finnegan, Rheagan Courville and Sandra Smith own the record for most SEC titles with five. Finnegan captured back-to-back all-around titles in 2018 and 2019. She also won three event titles in 2019.

Kiya Johnson is the reigning SEC floor champion and Haleigh Bryant and Elena Arenas are the reigning SEC vault champions. Johnson earned the program’s 14th floor title with her perfect score. Bryant and Arenas secured the vault titles with a 9.95 as freshmen in 2021.

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