ISU gymnastics finish second at Big 12 Championship


Photo: Andrew Clawson/Iowa State Daily

Elizabeth Stranahan performs a routine on the balance beam during the Beauty and the Beast gymnastics and wrestling meet Feb. 8 at Hilton Coliseum.

Isaac Hunt

With a record-setting performance by senior Elizabeth Stranahan, the ISU gymnastics team earned second place at the Big 12 Championship on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Ames.

This is Iowa State’s best finish in the Big 12 Championship under coach Jay Ronayne. Finishing with a season-high 196.175, Iowa State improves its chances of getting selected to go to NCAA Regionals.

Stranahan set a team record in the all-around, scoring 39.175, which was good enough for third place.

Highlighted by her bar routine (9.800), vault (9.850) and floor exercise (9.825), Stranahan finished her last meet at Hilton Coliseum atop the podium with gymnasts from both West Virginia and Oklahoma.

Junior Ivory Milan also had a good day placing third on the vault and floor exercise.

This meet may be the last for the Cyclones, but Ronayne said they are hitting at the right time, and he thinks it will do well for them come time for selection.