Iowa State gymnastics wins quad meet, improves to 13-2


Iowa State senior Haylee Young performs her beam routine during the Cyclones quad meet. Young scored a 9.900 en route to a 195.775 win over No. 19 Minnesota, Michigan State and UW-Stout. 

Austin Anderson

The Iowa State gymnastics team had its ups and downs in Friday night’s quad meet with No. 19 Minnesota, Michigan State and Wisconsin-Stout, but came out victorious with a score of 195.775. 

The Cyclones didn’t get out to a great start on the vault with junior Kelly Martin and senior Kelsey Paz each scoring 9.550. Other gymnasts stepped up, including junior Meaghan Sievers who had the Cyclones best score on vault, a 9.875. 

Iowa State had the lead after the first period with a 48.850.

Junior M.J. Johnson suffered a scary fall of the uneven bars on the second rotation that put her on crutches and a walking boot. She will get X-rays on her ankle to check the severity of the injury. 

The Cyclones made up for the fall with a career high from senior Hilary Green on bars, a 9.925. 

After a 48.950 on bars, the Cyclones led Minnesota 97.800-97.350 at the half way point. Michigan State and UW-Stout trailed behind.

Iowa State put up another score of 48.800 on beam, led by a score of 9.900 from senior Haylee Young.

Then the Cyclones put up their best score of the night by far, a 49.175 on floor to seal the quad meet victory with a score of 195.750. 

The Cyclones will board the bus on Saturday morning to go down to St. Charles, Missouri for a tri-meet with Lindenwood and Illinois State on Sunday at 1 p.m.