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Haley's Hello from Missouri
February 21, 2008

Feb. 21, 2008

Throughout the season, OU junior Haley DeProspero will give OU gymnastics fans a glimpse into life on the road for the Sooner squad. This week's installment details the Sooners trip to Columbia, Mo., to take on Big 12 rival Missouri in a clash of two top-15 teams.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Hey Sooner fans! Sorry to have left you for so long, but I'm BACK. We're here in Missouri and, for those of you who don't know, Columbia is a very difficult place to get to. Our morning started at 7 a.m., which was followed by a three-hour delay of our flight to Kansas City. Once we got on the plane to K.C., we were informed that if the weather was bad in Kansas City, we would bypass it and fly on to Chicago. Thank goodness that didn't happen! Once we safely landed in Kansas City, we turned a two and a half hour bus ride into four because of the icy conditions.

We finally got into Columbia, despite the adverse events, just in time to make it to dinner at Addison's. Hollie (Vise) was the lucky one as she got to sit in the front of the bus because she was late.

After dinner, we made our weekly trip to Wal-Mart for breakfast food. Unfortunately, I was one of the chosen ones to brave the cold and go in to get the food. It turned out alright though, because I got to get the juice that I like.

I have to make it short tonight because we're about to start our annual door-decorating contest. Everyone was a "winner" last year, but I think this year Kiwi (Kiara Redmond-Sturms) and I are taking home the gold.

 Media Guide | Meet Notes | OU versus Missouri

We're really excited for the meet tomorrow as it should be some great Big 12 competition! We also have four people on the team from this area with lots of friends and family coming, and it's always nice to have some friendly faces in the crowd.

Until next time, keep cheering and Boomer Sooner!

-Haley

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