How many rivalries are this one-sided? Alabama travels to Auburn for a gymnastics meet with quite a streak on the line. Read about freshman star Lora Leigh Frost in today’s print story:
TUSCALOOSA — Not long after sneaking out a tight meet win at Penn State on Saturday, a text message lit up the phone of Alabama gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson.
It was Lora Leigh Frost, the Decatur native and freshman who just completed her second collegiate meet. She’d had an epiphany.
“I now know I’m good enough,” the text read.
A 9.85 score on the floor exercise can do that. Frost’s score, the highest of the rotation for the defending national champions, helped Alabama nose out the hosts by .75 points in the quad meet.
The big performance earned Frost the “brick of the week” awarded by Patterson to the meet’s top performer. Inscribed on the brick: “Dreams really do come true.”
It’s fitting because Frost wasn’t a shoe-in to start as a freshman at one of the national gymnastics powers. She was recruited heavily by Ball State and considered Auburn before signing with the Tide. She’ll travel south to face the Tigers at 7 p.m., today when Alabama looks to extend its 103-meet winning streak over its archrival.
Frost will have the experience to handle the big-meet atmosphere that was a bit jarring two weeks ago.
Click here to read the rest. Then watch the video of Frost’s floor routine from Penn State.
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