Hawkeyes defeat Cyclones in Iowa City

Dylan Montz

The No. 22 ISU gymnasts couldn’t pull off the season sweep against No. 15 Iowa on Friday, as the Hawkeyes defeated the Cyclones in the Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series matchup 195.450-195.200.

Despite the loss, the Cyclones (7-4-1, 1-2 Big 12) scored their highest team total away from Hilton Coliseum this season. Even though the end score wasn’t quite enough to match Iowa (6-5, 2-3 Big Ten), ISU coach Jay Ronayne was pleased with the total team score.

“This is our highest road score, and that helps us a lot,” Ronayne said. “Our score is something that is very important to us. We are trying to climb to the top 15 in the country by the end of the season.”

Leading the Cyclones was junior Michelle Browning, who won the vault competition with a score of 9.825. Also performing strongly for Iowa State was freshman Camille Santerre-Gervais, winning the bars title while earning a score of 9.900 – tying a career high.

The Cyclones return to action in their final home meet of the season in a rematch with the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The dual meet is set to begin at 7 p.m. Friday