The LSU gymnastics lineup might look a little different this weekend when the Tigers hit the road for NC State.
After securing the program’s second straight Southeastern Conference title Sunday with a dramatic finish that saw LSU post the program’s first ever back-to-back perfect 10s on floor against Auburn, coach D-D Breaux is giving a few of her competitors a little break before the start of postseason play.
Breaux announced on Tuesday that, while lineups have not been finalized, LSU will hold Myia Hambrick, Sarah Finnegan and Kennedi Edney out of the all-around competition. They are expected to compete in a few select events, however.
Breaux added it is likley LSU does not have any gymnast compete in all four events, but did not explicitly rule it out. No other gymnasts have done the all around this season.
The No. 2 Tigers compete in a dual meet against No. 24 NC State at 6 p.m. on Friday.
“As we get toward the SEC Championships, we’ll begin to rev it up and put a little more pressure on them at practice,” Breaux said. “It’s timing and we hope it works in our favor.”
Breaux said last week she hoped to get Lexie Priessman into more events before the end of the season and said she would likely take some of the open spots this weekend.
She also hopes to fit Bridget Dean on balance beam and uneven bars where she’s been a backup all season but has not stepped into a live meet. Erin Macadaeg may also step into the floor lineup and Julianna Cannamela could see more events this weekend, as well.
Tigers take home pair of SEC honors
LSU gymnasts took home two of the weekly honors from around the SEC this week with Erin Macadaeg as the Specialist of the Week and Kennedi Edney as overall Gymnast of the Week.
Macadaeg, LSU’s leadoff competitor on beam, secured the second weekly title of her career with her 9.950 against Auburn. Her only other weekly honor was four years ago in her freshman season.
“I was surprised, especially with everything that happened this weekend,” Macadaeg said. “It just adds to the celebration.”
Edney is gymnast of the week for her career-high score of 39.775 in the all-around competition. The score is tied for third best in the nation and best in the SEC.
The reigning vault national champion also set career highs in two of her four events with 9.975s in both bars and floor competition.
Time set for regular season finale
LSU officially set the start time for the Tigers’ regular season finale against Arizona on March 17 at 4 p.m.
The meet won’t have much on the line in terms of season accolades, but is a final chance for LSU to make a statement before going to St. Louis for the SEC Championship.