Olivia Dunne and LSU Teammate Elena Arenas Do Pre-Meet Dance for Luck

The college athletes showed off their moves in the locker room.
Olivia Dunne

Olivia Dunne.

Olivia Dunne and her LSU gymnastics teammate Elena Arenas performed a locker room dance ahead of a meet for luck, and it paid off.

In the TikTok clip, Dunne and Arenas wore matching purple-and-gold leotards, white athletic socks and black slide sandals. They did a hand clap before they broke into a coordinated dance as they wiggled their hips and moved their arms. Both women wore their hair up in buns tied with color-coordinated ribbon to match their uniforms.

The pre-meet ritual proved to be a good luck charm. After the team’s meet on Friday, the LSU Tigers advanced to Sunday’s NCAA regional final in Denver.

“pre-meet moves 😮‍💨,” the 20-year-old captioned the post she shared with her 7.3 million followers on the platform.

“putting this in my floor routine,” Arenas quipped in the comments.

Dunne and Arenas teamed up for another dance on the video-based platform on Sunday, this time wearing sparkly black-and-purple leotards while grooving in a hotel room.

“sweet 16 baby 🍭🐯 #foryou #lsu #gymnastics,” Dunne wrote in her caption.

“let’s go 🥳,” Arenas cheered in the comments.

After a second place tie at Sunday’s regionals, the LSU gymnastics team is now headed to the NCAA Semifinals in Fort Worth on Thursday, April 13.

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