PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team continued their inaugural season when they faced Alderson Broaddus University and Gannon University in a tri meet on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado finished with 238.615 points while Alderson Broaddus and Gannon finished with 267.84 and 269.015, respectively.
The meet was close between all three teams until the final two events. King posted season-bests two of the four compulsory events. In the first heat, acro, the Tornado posted a score of 8.35. They matched a season-best of 9.5 in the toss heat, and scored a season-high of 4.7 points in the tumbling heat to close out the event.
King then set season-best with identical scores of 9.4 in each of the first two acro heats. The Tornado continued their solid day with a season-best score of 9.1 in the second heat in the pyramid event. At halftime, Alderson Broaddus led the meet with 92.35 points, followed by Gannon at 90.01 and King at 85.08.
In the second toss heat, King scored 8.4 points, setting another season-best. The Tornado closed the meet with a team event score of 85.71 while Alderson Broaddus scored 97.00 points. This event set Gannon apart as she scored 100.58 points to take the victory.
King will be in action again on Friday when they take on both Adrian College and Fairmont State University. The meet is scheduled to start in Fairmont, W.Va., at 2:00 p.m.