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Quad Meet Success: Auburn Score Their Season High & Olivia Greaves Makes her Season Debut

Auburn, Ala—Tonight Auburn hosted its first-ever Quad Meet and put on a fantastic show from start to finish on all four events. The energy and atmosphere was electric, and it certainly helped fuel Auburn’s performance throughout the Meet.

On the Meet, Head Coach Jeff Graba said, “Really happy with the team, the performance was really good. It was a lot of fun to be out there.”

The Tigers finished with a score of 197.425, their highest score yet this season, and they had the highest individual scores in each event and the all-around, along with four gymnasts scoring 9.900 or higher. 

Cassie Stevens, Sophia Groth, Gabby McLaughlin, and Olivia Hollingsworth were the four Gymnasts who scored a 9.900 or higher. Cassie had the individual high score on Vault (9.925) and the All-Around (39.550), Sophia Groth had the high score on Bars (9.900) along with another 9.000 on Beam, Olivia Hollingsworth scored a 9.000 on Floor, with Gabby having the individual high scores on Beam (9.925) and Floor (9.950). 

On her season high on Floor Gabby said, “I’m really glad that I am able to lead my team and I hope that it carries over to my teammates as well, and I want them to be able to look up to me.”

It’s great for the Tigers to be able to have such leadership amongst their veterans, especially when it can inspire people who are struggling with injuries to come out and compete for Auburn, even if they may not think they can compete. 

Auburn’s Olivia Greaves had her first start of the season, after suffering injuries last season, and she filled the anchor spot for Auburn’s Bars rotation scoring a 9.875 which created a lot of momentum for Auburn heading into their Beam routines. 

Olivia Greaves said, “I have never been this happy, like ever. It’s a feeling that I haven’t had in a long time and I’m just really proud of myself.” 

It was certainly great to see Olivia Greaves enter the lineup tonight and it is good news for Auburn, and at least according to Graba, she will continue to appear in the Bars lineup during the remainder of the season. 

“She’s definitely going to be near the end of the lineup, and she’s going to be one of those people in the last three spots. I think it’s going to help Cassie because Cassie wants to be anchor, so let’s go see.”

Olivia’s return can only help Auburn on Bars, and after the Meet Olivia Greaves said, “They made me realize that I’m still worthy, and I can still do this and it’s not over yet.” 

With the uplifting statement from Olivia Greaves and Coach Graba’s remarks, it is almost certain that she will continue to compete for Auburn on Bars, and this will not be her only appearance of the season. 

Auburn fans may even see Olivia Greaves as early as next week, when the Auburn Tigers host the Alabama Crimson Tide in Neville Arena on Friday, February 9th at 8:00 pm CT. 

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