Cyclones Defeat WVU Behind Santerre's Record Night
This is the first time Iowa State has scored over a 196.000 in the regular season since the 2011 season. Junior Caitlin Brown also re-upped her career-best mark in the all-around on Friday night, as the Apple Valley, Minn. native posted a 39.275.
Uneven Parallel Bars
The second rotation of the night was something special for the Cyclones. Santerre provided fans with their highlight of the season so far on uneven bars. Santerre tied a school record with a 9.95 in a spectacular routine that brought the Hilton Coliseum crowd to its feet. Only four other gymnasts in school history have gone 9.95 on bars. Megan McDonald also scored a personal season-high with a 9.825. The Cyclones posted a season-high 49.025 on bars.
This was the Cyclones’ best performance this year on vault to date. Five different Cyclones posted season-highs, resulting in the team’s season-high score of 48.750. Caitlin Brown also put up Iowa State’s best individual score of the season on vault with a 9.800. Alex Marasco, Megan McDonald and Milan Ivory all posted scores of 9.750.
Alex Marasco and Caitlin Brown were the story on beam for Iowa State, as both posted scores of 9.850. Marasco’s score was a career-best effort for the sophomore. Santerre and Ivory also posted scores of 9.825. The Cyclones were solid all the way around in their third rotation, with every gymnast scoring 9.775 or higher. It was Iowa State’s best effort of the season on beam, with a 49.125.
Senior Henrietta Green tied a career-high with a 9.875 in the floor exercise to lead the way in the final rotation. Hailey Johnson (9.800), Ivory (9.825) and Brown (9.850) were the other Cyclones to hit the 9.8 mark. Iowa State posted a team score of 49.125 on floor.
The Cyclones will be back in action on Sunday, Feb. 16 as they travel to DeKalb, Ill. for a tri-meet with Northern Illinois and Texas Women’s University.