Iowa State gymnastics wins at home against Lindenwood


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Iowa State Gymnastics junior Laura Burns executes a perfectly stuck piked double salto in her floor routine to earn a 9.875 for the Cyclones at the meet against Lindenwood University at Hilton Coliseum on Jan. 27.

Noah Rohlfing

Iowa State Gymnastics stayed undefeated on its home floor with a 195.975-194.300 win over Lindenwood on Sunday afternoon.

The Cyclones, who are now 4-2 on the season and 1-0 in the Big 12, were led by a strong performance from senior Meghan Sievers, who tied a career-best in the all-around with a score of 39.425. Sievers led the team in all but one category, with scores of 9.875 on the vault, 9.800 on the balance beam and a 9.900 on the floor exercise. 

The other gymnast to lead an event for the Cyclones was junior Laura Burns. Burns has a 9.925 on the uneven parallel bars, allowing her to lead over Sievers by 0.750 points.

The Cyclones were consistent, as Lindenwood did not beat the Cyclones in a single category. The 195.975 score was a season-high for Iowa State. The best event for the Cyclones was the floor exercise, with the team combining for a 49.225 score. 

Up next for the Cyclones is a trip to Morgantown, West Virginia, for a tri-meet against No. 7 Denver and West Virginia. The Cyclones defeated West Virginia in their opening meet of the season in Cancun, 194.275-194.150.