AUBURN, Ala. Number four Florida had their first valentines meet since 2014 and defeated Auburn with a score of 197.875 to 194.750.

The Gators stayed in the lead the entire meet,  and earned a 9.7 and above in all categories.

The then number four team knew taking on any top 20 team wouldn’t be easy, but they managed to come out on top and move to number two in the NCAA.

Sophomore Trinity Thomas scored a perfect 10 in Florida’s last category of the night balance beam.

Thomas earned her third 10 of the year, and claimed her fifth all around win of the 2020 season with a score of 39.775.

For Auburn head coach Jeff Graba and gymnast Gracie Day stated that frustrations played a part in the team falling short, but they see themselves improving from last week’s meet against Kentucky. 

Day overall excelled last night. The senior scored a 9.9 and above in all of her three categories. Day earned a 9.925 on vault, a season high of 9.9 on bars and a team high of 9.9 on floor.

“Hard work pays off. I haven’t been in the floor line up in the last few weeks, but I’ve been working extremely hard,” said Day. 

Auburn will go on the road next week to take on Arkansas in Fayetteville on Feb. 21. at 6:30 p.m.