No. 24 Hawkeyes Finish 2nd at Southern Utah Tri-Meet, Score a 196.425

CEDAR CITY, Utah — The No. 24-ranked University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team won all four individual events and finished second with a 196.425 on Saturday night inside America First Event Center. Iowa finished behind No. 22 Southern Utah, who scored a 196.900, and in front of San Jose State who finished with a 195.425.

The Hawkeyes had eight 9.900 scores and had eight career highs set or matched. Freshman Karina Muñoz scored three 9.900 to set career highs on floor, bars and vault. The New Jersey native placed first on vault, bars and second on floor to earn her second top-three finish on the event.

Iowa scored a 48.875 with three gymnasts setting career or season highs in the first rotation. Adeline Kenlin tied her season high and placed first overall after posting her second 9.950 of the season. JerQuavia Henderson set a career high after scoring a 9.925 to tie for second. Marissa Rojas followed with a 9.900 to finish fifth overall. Aubrey Nick placed eighth overall after scoring a 9.875, and Allison Zuhlke finished with a 9.150 while Alexa Ebeling scored a 9.225.


The GymHawks posted their second-highest team floor score of the season with a 49.400. Henderson earned her seventh-floor title after scoring her fifth 9.975 of her career. Muñoz finished second, after posting a career-high 9.900. Kenlin tied for third with a 9.875, and both Bailey Libby and Nick scored a pair of 9.825’s. Hanna Castillo finished with a 9.800.


The Hawkeyes finished with a 49.300 in their third rotation with Gianna Masella and Muñoz both scoring career-high 9.900s to tie for first place overall. Zuhlke finished with a 9.850 to tie for fifth. Avery Chambers and Castillo scored a pair of 9.825 to tie for seventh, and Henderson scored a 9.452.

Iowa finished with a 48.850 in its final event with Muñoz tying for first place after scoring a 9.900. Zuhlke posted a 9.800, and Masella followed with a 9.750. Rojas finished with a 9.725, and Kenlin scored a 9.675. Henderson posted a 9.150 to help the Hawkeyes finish second overall in the tri-meet.

Up Next
The Hawkeyes will return to action March 18, hosting Big Ten Championships at the Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, Iowa will be compete in the evening session with No. 2 Michigan, No. 10 Michigan State, and No. 15 Ohio State. The meet is set to start at 4:30 p.m. (CT) and fans can follow along on Twitter (@IowaGymnastics) for live updates.