Iowa City, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team fell to Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series foe and 26th-ranked Iowa State, 196.275-196.250, on Friday night inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa earned a season high score on vault of 48.950.
HEAR FROM HEAD COACH LARISSA LIBBY
“To back up our 196.450 from the Big Five Meet, with a 196.250 tonight is huge. It shows that we are legit. They are now just feeling that surge of confidence.”
“Hats off to Iowa State. That’s the way you want to finish a meet, locked in, neck and neck, nobody making mistakes. That’s how it should be. I love that battle.”
The GymHawks started the meet hot on vault with a season-high score of 48.950. Freshman Alex Greenwald led the GymHawks off with a career-best (9.700). Freshman Lauren Guerin followed suit with a career best of 9.825. Freshman Bridget Killian tied a career best of 9.825, senior Misty-Jade Carlson tied a season best of 9.800, and junior Charlotte Sullivan earned a 9.775.
Junior Clair Kaji began bars for the GymHawks with a 9.800. Freshman Mackenzie Vance earned a career high of 9.725. Sullivan notched a 9.825. Senior Nicole Chow contributed a 9.875, while freshman Jax Kranitz scored a 9.800.
Carlson got the beam team started tying a career best with of 9.850. Chow contributed a 9.800, while Kaji and Killian both earned a 9.775. Sullivan scored a 9.750.
The GymHawks brought some energy to the floor, earning a 49.325. Kaji and Guerin both tied season bests of 9.900s, to tie for the event title. Sullivan tied a career best on floor with a 9.850. Castle earned a 9.850 and Killian notched a 9.825. Freshman Allie Gilchrist earned a 9.775.
- The GymHawks earned a season-high score on vault of 48.950.
- Freshmen Alex Greenwald (9.700) and Lauren Guerin (9.825) both earned career bests on vault.
- Senior Misty-Jade Carlson tied a season best with a 9.800 on vault.
- Freshman Mackenzie Vance earned a career high of 9.725 on bars.
- Junior Clair Kaji and freshman Lauren Guerin each earned a 9.900 on floor to share the event title. Kaji tied a season best and Guerin tied a career high.
- Junior Charlotte Sullivan tied a career best on floor with a 9.850.
- Sullivan tied a career high in the all-around competition with a 39.200.
The GymHawks travel to Seattle, Washington, to take on Washington and Sacramento State in a tri-meet on Friday, March 8, at 9 p.m. (CT).