Seniors Lead The Way As Cyclones Take Down Iowa
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State gymnastics team (4-8 overall, 1-1 Big 12) took down Iowa (1-9) on Senior Night in Hilton Coliseum by a score of 195.925-192.775 on Friday. It was the Cyclones’ second-highest score of the season.
With the win, six Cyclone seniors, Henrietta Green, Milan Ivory, Hailey Johnson, Megan McDonald, Camille Santerre-Gervais and Michelle Shealy, made certain that it would be a Cyclone state again this year. Iowa State clinched the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series trophy with the gymnast’s victory. The two points earned by the gymnastics team pushes Iowa State’s lead to 13-10 with only softball left to be played.
Uneven Parallel Bars
This rotation was Senior Night as it should be, with Cyclone seniors coming up with big scores, including two career-highs. Santerre-Gervais tied a school and personal record with a 9.950, and is just the fourth gymnast in school history to hit that mark on bars. McDonald also hit a career-high in Iowa State’s second rotation with a 9.875. Green (9.850) and Caitlin Brown (9.825) were the other Cyclones to go over the 9.8 mark. Iowa State had a season-best team score of 49.275 on bars.
Green and fellow senior Ivory shined on floor as Iowa State sealed the deal to close the meet out. Green put up a personal-best 9.900 on what was the final performance in Hilton Coliseum of her career. Ivory also helped close the meet in style, tying a career-high with a score of 9.875. Brown (9.850) and Johnson (9.750) also provided a boost as the Cyclones tied a season-high team floor score 49.150.
Shealy, an All-American led the way on beam in her Hilton Coliseum swan song, scoring a 9.825 in the anchor position. Ivory and Brown followed Shealy with scores of 9.800. The Cyclones put up a team score of 48.825 in their third rotation.
Brown and Ivory led the way in the Cyclones’ first rotation, as each put up a 9.775. A steady effort all the way around was the story for Iowa State on vault, as they improved on their season average on the apparatus with a team score of 48.675.
The Cyclones travel to Denver, Colo. Saturday, March 15 to take on Denver and Boise State in a tri-meet at 7 p.m. CT.