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Tiger gymnasts set season-best score

Mizzou freshman Brooke Kelly jumps into a pose during her performance on the balance beam Friday evening, Feb. 19, 2016 at the Hearnes Center.

Mizzou freshman Brooke Kelly jumps into a pose during her performance on the balance beam Friday evening, Feb. 19, 2016 at the Hearnes Center.

The No. 19 Mizzou gymnastics team put up a season-best score in a 197.750-196.650 defeat at the hands of No. 2 Florida Friday night at the Hearnes Center. The team tally gave the Tigers two scores of 196.625 or higher in a season for only the second time in the program's 37-year history, a feat also accomplished in 2004. The squad set or tied 12 career highs in the meet, including a score of 39.425 for freshman Morgan Porter. Mizzou next competes on Friday, Feb. 26, as the team travels to Alabama, to face No. 8 Auburn at 7 p.m. CT.

Mizzou freshman Allison Bower looks for a landing during her balance beam performance Friday evening, Feb. 19, 2016 in the Hearnes Center.

Mizzou freshman Allison Bower looks for a landing during her balance beam.

Mizzou freshman Britney Ward hugs freshman teammate Morgan Porter after sticking the landing to her balance beam performance Friday evening, Feb. 19, 2016 at the Hearnes Center.

Mizzou freshman Britney Ward hugs freshman teammate Morgan Porter after sticking the landing to her balance beam performance.

Mizzou sophomore Shauna Miller rubs her toes and the balls of her feet in chalk dust on the mat near the balance beam before her performance Friday evening, Feb. 19, 2016 in the Hearnes Center.

Mizzou sophomore Shauna Miller rubs her toes and the balls of her feet in chalk dust on the mat near the balance beam before her performance.

Mizzou freshman Brooke Kelly performs a floor routine at the Hearnes Center during the gymnastics competition against the University of Florida Friday evening, Feb. 19, 2016.

Mizzou freshman Brooke Kelly performs a floor routine at the Hearnes Center during the gymnastics competition against the University of Florida.

University of Florida gymnastics team members stand in a circle with University of Missouri gymnastics team members following the announcement of awards Friday evening, Feb. 19, 2016 at the Hearnes Center.

University of Florida gymnastics team members stand in a circle with University of Missouri gymnastics team members following the announcement of awards.

Mizzou sophomore Tia Allbritten jumps and twists during her performance on the balance beam Friday evening, Feb. 19, 2016 during the gymnastics competition against the University of Florida.

Mizzou sophomore Tia Allbritten jumps and twists during her performance on the balance beam.

Mizzou freshman Madeleine Huber takes a moment by herself at the chalk station before heading over to the floor routine area Friday evening, Feb. 19, 2016 at the Hearnes Center.

Mizzou freshman Madeleine Huber takes a moment by herself at the chalk station before heading to the floor routine area.

Mizzou freshman Morgan Porter poses during her floor routine performance Friday evening, Feb. 19, 2016 at the Hearnes Center near the end the gymnastics competition against the University of Florida.

Mizzou freshman Morgan Porter poses during her floor routine performance near the end the gymnastics competition.

Mizzou sophomore Kennedi Harris leaps into a pose during her floor routine Friday evening, Feb. 19, 2016 at the Hearnes Center near the end of the gymnastics competition against the University of Florida.

Mizzou sophomore Kennedi Harris leaps into a pose during her floor routine the end of the gymnastics competition against the University of Florida. 

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