Gymnasts produce in loss

Isaac Hunt

The ISU gymnastic team scored its season high 195.700, but it wasn’t enough to top the No. 6 Nebraska who earned a 196.175. 

The team was close to following the March Madness and almost created a big upset. Iowa State (5-7, 0-2 Big 12) led through the first three events scoring 49.000 or higher in each. The Cyclones earned a 48.500 on its final rotation, beam.

Continuing to stack her resume for Most Improved Gymnast Celine Paulus had a career high in the all-around scoring 39.500. Scoring 9.900 on the vault, floor, and bars she became the first Cyclone to score a 9.900 on three events since Janet Anson in 2007. 

Michelle Browning isn’t going anywhere either. The senior earned her career high all-around with a score of 39.425. Browning scored a 9.850 or higher in all four events. 

They may not have won, but the team performed its best meet of the year, and it is one of the few times two all-arounders performed that well in the same meet this season. 

The Cyclones will see Oklahoma and Missouri in the Big 12 Championship March 24 at 4 PM.