Columbus, Ohio — The University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team fell to the Buckeyes in a close meet by a score of 195.000-194.775. Iowa had season-highs on vault (48.625) and floor (49.125).
HEAR FROM HEAD COACH LARISSA LIBBY
“I was very proud of our team. We got behind early but we were able to keep the energy and control the environment. It’s hard to do that against an opponent as great as Ohio State. We were receptive enough to put pressure on them. I could not be more proud of the job they did, we keep getting better every week and we will just keep plugging away.”
The GymHawks started the meet on bars. Senior Nicole Chow started some momentum on the bars with a 9.850. Sophomore Maddie Kampschroeder scored a 9.800 and junior Clair Kaji contributed a 9.750. Sophomore Emma Hartzler tallied a 9.700 for the GymHawks.
As Iowa moved to vault, two freshmen stood out for the GymHawks. Bridget Killian (9.800) and Lauren Guerin (9.725) both contributed career high scores while junior Charlotte Sullivan (9.725) and Senior Misty-Jade Carlson (9.775) both contributed season bests. Heading into the second half of the meet, the GymHawks looked to close the gap trailing 97.000 to 98.100.
The GymHawks built momentum on floor as they closed the gap to take the lead. Freshmen Allie Gilchrist and Killian followed suit from the other freshman and contributed career highs of 9.750 and 9.875, respectively. Sullivan (9.775) and Kaji (9.875) both contributed season bests. Guerin added a 9.850.
Carlson kept it going for the GymHawks winning beam with a career high of 9.850. Kaji contributed a 9.800. Killian tallied a 9.725, respectively, but the Hawkeyes couldn’t complete the comeback, falling by .225.
- Bridget Killian (9.800) and Lauren Guerin (9.725) both contributed career highs.
- Junior Charlotte Sullivan (9.725) and Senior Misty-Jade Carlson (9.775) both contributed season bests.
- The GymHawks earned a season-high team score on vault (48.625) and floor (49.125).
- Two freshmen contributed career highs on floor Gilchrist (9.750) and Killian (9.875).
- Sullivan (9.775) and Kaji (9.875) both contributed season bests.
- Carlson scored a career high on beam of 9.850.
The GymHawks travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., next Sunday, Feb. 10, to take on the Wolverines at 1 p.m. (CT). Tickets for Iowa’s final two home meets are available at hawkeyesports.com/tickets.