ISU gymnastics fall one place short at regionals, Brown headed to NCAA Championships

Max Dible

Iowa State claimed third place Saturday at the NCAA regional tournament in Baton Rouge, La., falling one spot short of qualifying for the NCAA championships.

The ISU gymnastics team (5-11, 2-2 Big 12) posted a score of 196.350, but fell almost a full point shy of Stanford, which took second place with a score of 197.275. LSU won the regional title with a tally of 198.325.

Junior Caitlin Brown finished fourth in the all-around with a score of 39.400, which is good enough to earn her a spot in the NCAA championships coming up later this month.

Brown also posted the highest point total on vault for the Cyclones with a score of 9.875, which earned her a tie for seventh place.

Seniors Henrietta Green and Michelle Shealy led the way for Iowa State on bars, posting identical numbers of 9.850, which were good enough for a tie for eighth place in the event.

Green and senior Milan Ivory tied for fifth on floor with scores of 9.900, and senior Camille Santerre-Gervais was the top ISU performer on beam, posting a total of 9.900 and placing in a tie for seventh.

The season is done for the Cyclones except for Brown, who will compete in the NCAA championships on Friday, April 18 in Birmingham, Ala.