Lindsay Gerber, CMUChippewas.com
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The Central Michigan gymnastics team post a season-high 49.250 on the uneven bars, but dropped its first Mid-American Conference meet of the season on Sunday at Bowling Green's Anderson Arena.
CMU (6-2, 4-1 MAC) took third place in the tri-meet with the host Falcons and Ohio State, which competed as a nonconference participant. The Buckeyes won with a 196.125, followed by Bowling Green (195.400) and the Chippwas (195.375).
ATOP THE MAC
The Chippewas remain in first place in the MAC. Second-place Ball State lost at Northern Illinois on Sunday and is 3-1 in league duals. Every other team in the league has at least one loss.
The Chippewas entertain Ball State in their final MAC dual on March 15.
Katy Clements tied her career-high with a 9.850 to tie for third and lead the Chippewas. CMU's Bryttany Kaplan recorded a career-high 9.825 in finishing among a group tied for fifth. Bowling Green's Jovannah East won with a 9.900.
The 49.250 was the best event score of the day for Central Michigan and also ranked seventh in CMU history. Hayley Porter and Kaplan both posted a 9.900 to tie for first with Ohio State's Alexis Mattern. The 9.900 was Porter's career best and it matched Kaplan's career best.
Clements led the Chippewas with a 9.900 as CMU posted a 48.425. Bowling Green's Laura Mitchell won with a 9.950.
Clements led CMU with a 9.875, tying Ohio State's Stefanie Merkle for second place. Kaplan also posted a season high with a 9.800. Bowling Green's East won with a 9.900.
Central Michigan will be back in action for a weekend of nonconference meets in California, facing California on Friday (10 p.m.) and San Jose State, Air Force and Seattle Pacific on Sunday (5 p.m.).