Hawkeyes Fall To Iowa State

Feb. 22, 2008

AMES, IA–No. 24 Iowa competed at Iowa State tonight, losing 195.125-193.800, bringing the Hawkeyes to 4-4-1 for the season. Katie Burke placed second in the all around, earning a season-best 39.075.

Burke also earned second place in floor with a score of 9.850 and tied for second on the uneven bars with a season-best score of 9.800. Junior Jenifer Simbhudas finished close behind Burke, earning a 39.000 in the all-around to finish third and Brandi Loffer took fourth place with a score of 38.800.

On bars, Iowa earned a team-total of 47.850. Jenifer Simbhudas was the highest scorer behind Burke in the event, finishing fourth with a 9.750. Freshman Houry Gebeshian tied for fifth place with a 9.725, tying her own season best score and Loffer tied for a seventh place finish with a 9.675. Senior Ally Zipse earned an 11th place finish with an 8.900 and Kara Pinjuv placed 12th with a score of 8.375.

Freshman Rebecca Simbhudas was the top scorer on balance beam for the Hawkeyes, finishing fifth with a 9.750. Burke finished close behind, earning a sixth place finish with a 9.725 and tying her own season best score. Jenifer Simbhudas and Loffer tied for eighth place, both earning a 9.675. Rounding out the event for Iowa were Gebeshian, who finished 10th with a 9.650, and Pinjuv, who earned an 11th place finish with a 9.575.

Iowa tied Iowa State for the floor competition, finishing with a team-total score of 48.975. Jenifer Simbhudas finished with Iowa’s highest score on floor behind Burke, earning a fifth place finish with a 9.800. Loffer, Gebeshian and Pinjuv all tied for sixth place in the event with a 9.775, which is a new season best for Loffer. Sophomore Jenny Donar finished 11th with a 9.650.

The Hawkeyes will continue this weekend’s competition Sunday, hosting No. 19 Michigan State and No. 21 Illinois. The competition is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in a meet honoring the Girl Scouts of America.

Final Team Scores
Team Vault Bars Beam Floor Total
1. Iowa State 48.575 48.700 48.875 48.975 195.125
2. #24 Iowa 48.500 47.850 48.475 48.975 193.800

Individual Results (winner plus Iowa):
Vault (winner plus Iowa):

1. Megan Barnes (ISU) 9.825
2. Jenifer Simbhudas 9.775
3. Kara Pinjuv 9.750
t5. Katie Burke 9.700
8. Brandi Loffer 9.675
10. Houry Gebeshian 9.600
12. Amanda Rudolph 9.525

Uneven Bars (winner plus Iowa):
1. Jasmine Thompson (ISU) 9.825
t2. Katie Burke 9.800
4. Jenifer Simbhudas 9.750
t5. Houry Gebeshian 9.725
t7. Brandi Loffer 9.675
11. Ally Zipse 8.900
12. Kara Pinjuv 8.375

Balance Beam (winner plus Iowa):
1. Ashley Kent (ISU) 9.825
5. Rebecca Simbhudas 9.750
6. Katie Burke 9.725
t8. Brandi Loffer 9.675
t8. Jenifer Simbhudas 9.675
10. Houry Gebeshian 9.650
11. Kara Pinjuv 9.575

Floor Exercise (winner plus Iowa):
1. Katie Sweetin (ISU) 9.875
2. Katie Burke 9.850
5. Jenifer Simbhudas 9.800
t6. Brandi Loffer 9.775
t6. Houry Gebeshian 9.775
t6. Kara Pinjuv 9.775
11. Jenny Donar 9.650

All-Around (winner plus Iowa):
1. Jasmine Thompson (ISU) 39.125
2. Katie Burke 39.075
3. Jenifer Simbhudas 39.000
4. Brandi Loffer 38.800
5. Houry Gebeshian 38.750
7. Kara Pinjuv 37.475

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