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Auburn gymnastics capsules | Prep preview
COACH: Kristie Wilson, 11th year
RETURNERS: 11 returners. Ashley Brown, junior; Emelia Wilkinson, senior; April Klamke, senior; Halle Perry, senior; Shaniah Farrell, junior; Bailie Davis, junior; Marianna Anaya, junior; Ashly Bechard, junior; Jordan Lee, senior; Michaela Zerr, senior; and Desiree Magill, senior.
NEWCOMERS: Macie Nelson, sophomore; Kayla Marzatti, freshman; Emma Sidorenko, freshman; Priscilla Sanpraphet, freshman; and Jenny Cruz, freshman.
OUTLOOK: According to Wilson, the Ravens will rely on a strong core of seniors who “have molded into strong, confident gymnasts.” Wilson added that the team has been bitten by the injury bug and that has led to some lower than hoped scores in the opening meets of the season. “If the whole squad is healthy and hits a meet, we will be a very refined team based on the veterans as well as the new additions,” Wilson said. The team will look to Davis, Bechard and Perry to set the tone in the all-around. Zerr is expected to lead the team on the beam and Klamke on the floor.