Haylee Young finishes with 39.1875 at National Championship


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Junior Haylee Young finishes her floor routine during the Beauty and the Beast event at Hilton Coliseum on Jan. 27. Young would go on to earn a score of 9.900.

Austin Anderson

Haylee Young finished her junior season with an all-around score of 39.1875 at the NCAA Gymnastics National Championship in St. Louis.

Young competed alongside Oregon State on Friday afternoon, beginning on the floor exercise. Young started the meet with her best score of the day, a 9.875, tying her for 30th out of 84 competitors.

She finished 60th out of 86 on the next rotation, the vault, where she recorded a 9.775.

After a break for Young and Oregon State, Young had a slight hop on her dismount, giving her a 9.725 on the uneven bars and a 76th place finish out of 86.

On her last rotation, Young finished the meet in 56th out 87 with a 9.8125 on the balance beam.

Young’s final all-around score, 39.1875, was good for 27th in the all-around competition.

The top eight scores in each event were awarded first team All-America honors, and the next eight scores were awarded second team honors.

Oklahoma, led by former Iowa State gymnastics head coach K.J. Kindler, won the National Championship on Saturday. It was the Sooners’ second straight title and third in four years.

Young was the only Cyclone to compete at nationals for an Iowa State gymnastics team that returns everybody from the 2017 season.