Iowa Places First In Quad Meet

Feb. 3, 2007

IOWA CITY – Iowa competed in the “quad meet” tonight with UW-Whitewater, Winona State, and Northern Illinois. Iowa scored highest for team total on every event and placed first with a total score of 194.575, which is also Iowa’s season best team score.

On vault, Kara Pinjuv posted the highest score for the Hawkeyes with a 9.8, while Katie Turcotte and Jenifer Simbhudas tied for second, scoring 9.775. On bars, Katie Burke had the best finish for Iowa with a 9.875 for first place. Kara Pinjuv and Ally Zipse tied for second with a 9.8, and Beth Dilick tied for fourth (9.75).

“We did a great job today, we improved, and that was our overall goal,” said Pinjuv. Our improvement today will help us out for the rest of the season.

On beam, Burke placed first with a 9.825 while Pinjuv placed second with a 9.8, and Danielle Legeai placed third with a 9.7. On floor, Simbhudas came in first (9.85), while Pinjuv placed second (9.775), and Legeai finished third (9.675). In the all-around, Pinjuv won the event, scoring 39.175, while Burke placed second with a 39.025 and Katie Turcotte placed third with a 38.675.

“We are extremely pleased with how the team performed tonight,” said Iowa Head Coach Larissa Libby. “After last week we went back and refocused on the little things and taking care of details instead of just winning.”

Iowa will compete at Anchorage, AK, February 9th at 7 p.m., and February 11th at 2 p.m.

Final Team ScoresTeam                      Vault Bars    Beam    Floor   Total1. #27 Iowa          48.600 48.925  48.450  48.600  194.5752. #49 Northern Illinois    47.800  48.400  47.125  47.375  190.7003. #76 UW-Whitewater    44.900  45.250  44.575  43.925  178.6504. #81 Winona State 44.275  44.825  43.825  44.000  176.925
Individual Results: Vault (winner plus Iowa)1. Kara Pinjuv (Iowa) 9.82t. Katie Turcotte (Iowa) 9.7752t. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.7755. Katie Burke (Iowa) 9.6757. Nikki Page (Iowa) 9.5759t. Beth Dilick (Iowa) 9.45
Uneven Bars (winner plus Iowa)1. Katie Burke (Iowa) 9.8752t. Kara Pinjuv (Iowa) 9.82t. Ally Zipse (Iowa) 9.84t. Beth Dilick (Iowa) 9.757t. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.710. Katie Turcotte (Iowa) 9.6
Balance Beam (winner plus Iowa)1. Katie Burke (Iowa) 9.8252. Kara Pinjuv (Iowa) 9.83. Danielle Legeai (Iowa) 9.75. Katie Turcotte (Iowa) 9.658. Brandi Loffer (Iowa) 9.47513. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.0
Floor Exercise (winner plus Iowa)1. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.852. Kara Pinjuv (Iowa) 9.7753. Danielle Legeai (Iowa) 9.6754t. Katie Turcotte (Iowa) 9.654t. Katie Burke (Iowa) 9.6512. Ally Zipse (Iowa) 9.15
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