Cyclones drop final regular season matchup against Huskers

Dylan Montz

No. 10 Nebraska used a 49.450 in the floor exercise, its’ final event, to push past No. 21 Iowa State by a score of 196.300 to 195.575 on Sunday in Lincoln.

The Cyclones (7-5-2, 1-3 Big 12) led the Huskers (9-7, 4-1 Big 12) through three events but while Nebraska put on a stellar floor performance, Iowa State, meanwhile, was forced to count yet another fall on the balance beam. Except for that mishap on the beam, ISU coach Jay Ronayne said he was pleased with his total team score as well as the effort by the athletes as this was their highest team total at an away meet this season.

“We got a gutsy performance from [junior] Michelle Browning who was very ill all day and before the meet. We weren’t even sure if she was going to be able to compete today until after warm-ups,” Ronayne said.

Browning performed strongly for the Cyclones despite her illness winning the all-around competition with a score of 39.225. Senior Jody McKellar also contributed for Iowa State scoring a 9.875 winning the beam title in career high fashion. Freshman Camille Santerre-Gervais earned a career high in the bars scoring a 9.900 while tying for first in that event.

Next for the Cyclones is the Big 12 Championship meet on Saturday, March 19 in Columbia, Mo. The meet is slated to begin at 2 p.m. in the Hearnes Center.