BRISTOL, TENN. – The Converse College (1-0) acrobatics and tumbling team made history on Sunday, February 11 as it not only competed in its first meet in program history, but also brought home the win over King University (0-1) inside the Student Center. The Tornado took a slight lead after the compulsory event (36.85-36.45), but the Vals captured every event after en route to the historical 261.805-248.720 win.
During the compulsory event King was able to win the acro portion with a score of 9.3-8.05, but the Valkyries used strong performances during the pyramid, toss, and tumbling portions to keep the meet close after the initial event. Converse was able to pick up its first event win in program history in the acro event, posting a score of 29 to edge King's score of 28.95.
The Valkyries took the pyramid event by a single point (93.95-92.95) before gaining some breathing room in the toss event, defeating the Tornado by the score of 26.85-25.05 to hold a 120.80-118 lead after four events.
Event number five was the tumbling event and Converse opened up its lead after outscoring KU 51.175-50.55, using heat six (9.675-9.05) to separate itself form the competition. The Valkyries led 171.975-168.55 heading into the team event and used a dominating score of 89.83-81.22 to secure the program's first-ever win.
Converse will return to action on Friday, February 16 as it travels to Georgetown College for a 7 p.m. meet.