Competing at home in front of a sold-out Auburn crowd, Olympic champion Suni Lee won all the things. Well, almost. She had the top scores on vault, bars and floor on her way to the all-around title in Friday night's dual meet against Arkansas.
On floor, she debuted a mesmerizing new routine choreographed by her teammate Gabby McLaughlin. She nailed her double layout mount and combination back one-and-a-half to front full second pass, as the Auburn crowd chanted for a perfect 10:
FLOOR: Another 9.975 for @sunisalee_ as she debuts her new routine!!#WarEagle pic.twitter.com/zmFQSi0YbV— Auburn Gymnastics (@AuburnGym) January 21, 2023
They were none too happy when a score of 9.975 was flashed.
"We [choreographed] this routine in two hours, literally two days ago," Lee said with a laugh after the meet. "I absolutely love it."
Earlier in the night, Lee won vault, with a 9.95, and bars, with a 9.975 -- just missing perfect scores on each.
VAULT: That's a CAREER HIGH for @sunisalee_ !!! 9.95!#WarEagle pic.twitter.com/dLjlnUeM1L— Auburn Gymnastics (@AuburnGym) January 21, 2023
SUNI LEE IS CLUTCH 😤— ESPN (@espn) January 21, 2023
She posts a 9.975 on bars‼️ @AuburnGym I #ThatsaW pic.twitter.com/M9f3WV3V21
Auburn topped Arkansas 197.500-196.675, the highest score for the Tigers so far this season.
When asked what she thought the team could achieve this year, Lee replied, "the unthinkable."