Three Falcons compete in NCAA regionals

Cj Watson and Cj Watson

The Bowling Green gymnastics team sent three athletes to the NCAA Regionals this Saturday in Lexington, Kentucky, and they did not disappoint.

All-arounders Breanne Guy, Kasey Fillmore, and freshman Danielle Wishart, who competed on the vault, were all sent to the University of Kentucky – they are the most BG gymnasts sent to Regionals since 1987.

Guy and Fillmore participated in the all-around event. They finished 14th and 16th, respectively, and Wishart finishing 35th on the vault.

Since BG’s team was not represented at the meet, the gymnasts performed alongside one of the selected schools – Guy with Kentucky, Fillmore with Central Michigan, and Wishart with Michigan State.

Both all-arounders struggled out of the gate as Fillmore put up a 9.450 on the beam and Guy finished with a 9.550 on the bars. Guy would regroup and put together a solid 9.750 on the beam – finishing stronger on the event than anyone on the Kentucky team. In her final three events, Fillmore went on to score 9.600 on both the floor and the vault and a 9.650 on the bars.

Guy, the Falcons’ lone veteran, put up another solid score of 9.750 as Kentucky found its way to the floor routine. The vault was Guy’s lowest score of the day as she hit a 9.575.

Wishart put together a solid routine as she scored a 9.700 on her only event of the day, the vault.

All in all, it was a good showing for the Falcons.

Coach Kerrie Beach explained how nerve racking regionals can be, especially for first-time competitors like Fillmore and Wishart. She went on to say she hopes this experience will benefit them in the future.