Cleveland, OH -- The Kent State Golden Flashes have been picked to win the 2009 Mid-American Conference gymnastics regular season title and the 2009 MAC Gymnastics Championship, the conference office announced today with the release of its preseason poll, voted on by the league’s head coaches.
Kent State is the defending 2008 MAC Gymnastics Champion. The Golden Flashes return a trio of conference champions in senior Rachel Stuck, junior Lydia Barrett and sophomore Christina Lenny, each won individual titles at the 2008 MAC Championships. Stuck scored a 9.900 on floor to take top honors. Barrett, tied teammate and 2008 graduate, Kristin Peters, for the top spot on bars with a score of 9.750. Lenny’s score of 9.875 on vault was her ninth win in 11 matches as a freshman.
The Mid-American Conference Gymnastics Championship will be held at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. on Saturday, March 21.
MAC 2008 Gymnastics Preseason Poll
- Kent State
- Central Michigan
- Northern Illinois
- Eastern Michigan
- Western Michigan
- Bowling Green
- Ball State
MAC Champion: Kent State