Cyclones Fall To No. 15 Minnesota, 196.525-194.750
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State gymnastics team (3-7 overall, 1-1 Big 12) fell to No. 15 Minnesota, 196.525-194.750. Despite the loss, the Cyclones had a number of standout performers, earning event wins twice Friday evening at Hilton Coliseum.
Uneven Parallel Bars
Senior Camille Santerre continued her spectacular run on bars in the second rotation of the night for Iowa State. Santerre won the bars competition with a 9.925 on Friday night, her third bars routine in as many weeks scoring at least a 9.900. She now has the Cyclones’ three highest individual scores of the season, regardless of event. The Cyclones put together a team score of 48.850 on bars.
The Cyclones put together their best performance of the year on vault, with a team score of 48.800. Senior Henrietta Green set a new career-high in the Cyclones’ first rotation with a score of 9.800. Another senior, Milan Ivory, put up Iowa State’s best vault of the season with a 9.825.
Senior All-American Michelle Shealy showed that she is working her way back into form with a season-high 9.850 in just her fourth competition of the season. Following Shealy, the Cyclones had two other gymnasts score 9.800 in Ivory and junior Caitlin Brown. The Cyclones put together a team score of 48.925 in their third rotation.
Henrietta Green was the story for Iowa State on floor, with the Cyclones best score of the night, a 9.850. Green was in a five-way tie for first in the floor exercise competition. However, two falls and a one-tenth deduction meant the Cyclones team score on floor was a 48.175.
The Cyclones will make the return trip to face No. 15 Minnesota on Saturday, March 1 at 4 p.m. CT.