Team event lifts King over Fairmont State

Photo Credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo Credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team earned what might be the biggest win in program history on Sunday when they took a road victory at Fairmont State University. It marked the first-ever win over the Fighting Falcons as King took the meet 267.630-264.280, setting six program bests in the meet.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 267.630, Fairmont State 264.280
LOCATION: Joe Retton Arena; Fairmont, W.Va.
RECORDS: King 1-1; Fairmont State 1-1

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • For the second straight meet, King set a program best in the compulsory event, posting a score of 37.55 points. That included a program best score of 9.97 in the toss heat.
  • However, the Fighting Falcons outscored King with a score of 37.80 in the compulsory event.
  • Fairmont State held the lead following the acro event as both teams finished with scores of 28.45.
  • In the pyramid head, the Fighting Falcons extended their lead slightly, scoring 29.15 points while King scored 28.85 points.
  • At halftime, Fairmont State held a 95.40-94.85.
  • Coming out of halftime, Fairmont State scored 27.95 points in the toss event to extend their lead as King scored 27.75.
  • The Tornado set a program best with a tumbling event score of 52.750, including a pair of program highs. King scored 8.600 in the triple pass and later scored 9.575 in the six element pass, both setting program highs.
  • However, the Fighting Falcons scored 53.450 points in the tumbling event to extend their lead to 176.80-175.35 going into the team event.
  • In the team event, King posted a score of 92.28, the second highest score in program history to put the pressure on Fairmont State as the Tornado posted a total of 267.630.
  • The Fighting Falcons finished with a team routing score of 87.48, giving them a total of 264.280, meaning King took the victory.
  • The meet score of 267.630 set a program best for the Tornado, topping their previous best of 262.405 that was set on February 8, 2015 against Alderson Broaddus University.

UP NEXT

  • King will be in action again on March 11 when they travel to Gannon University. The meet is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m.
  • Fairmont State next takes on Azusa Pacific University on March 6.