No. 10 Kentucky takes down No. 14 Missouri on the road


Makenzie Wilson launches over the vault during the Florida vs. Kentucky gymnastics meet on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 197.350-97.575. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Colton Johnson, Reports

No. 10 Kentucky (5-2) earned its second conference win in a row on Friday as they took down No. 14 Missouri (4-2) at the Tiger Performance Complex in Columbia, Missouri. 

Kentucky kicked off the night on the uneven bars with junior Hailey Davis leading off with a score of 9.800. Junior Bailey Bunn scored a season-high 9.875, along with sophomore Annie Riegert who posted a career-high 9.850. 

The Wildcats took the lead after the second rotation as they moved on to vault behind a career-high of 9.950 from senior Reana Worley. Senior Ashlyn LaClair also scored a career-best posting a score of 9.825. 

Kentucky Wildcats gymnast Raena Worley celebrates after her beam performance during the Kentucky vs. LSU gymnastics meet on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff (Jack Weaver)

Kentucky took command after the third rotation, opening up a .675 lead after all six Wildcats did not score below 9.800 on the floor. Davis and Worley both scored a 9.900 or better with Worley scoring a career-high 9.950. 

The Cats kept it rolling as they rounded out the night on the balance beam with three Wildcats scoring a 9.900 or above. Bunn posted a season-high of 9.900, along with junior Isabella Magnelli and Worley who posted respective scores of 9.950 and 9.925. 

Magnelli scored a career-high 9.975 last week when Kentucky set a new program record of 197.825. 

Worley stayed dominant on the road taking her fourth overall scoring title in five competitions, scoring a season-high 39.700. Worley was named SEC gymnast of the week, winning her sixth SEC gymnast of the week and her first this season.  

The win brings Kentucky’s record to 5-2. The Wildcats will look to keep the hot streak going as they travel home to take on Eastern Michigan at Memorial Coliseum on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. EST.