Cyclones set multiple career highs in win


Haylee Young performs her bars routine on Jan. 13 in Hilton Coliseum during Iowa State gymnastics tri-meet on Jan. 13. Iowa State won the tri-meet against Towson and UW-Oskosh with a score of 194.275.

Austin Anderson

Iowa State women’s gymnastics once again set a season-high score in a 196.125-194.750 victory over Texas Woman’s University on Sunday.

Multiple career highs were scored on Sunday afternoon in Denton, Texas, starting with junior Briana Ledesma’s career-high 9.900 on the uneven bars.

The Cyclones had one of the best event performances and led 49.125-48.600 after the first rotation.

On the second rotation, Haylee Young had a season-best 9.825 on vault as the Cyclones finished the first half the meet up 97.825-97.225.

Against Oklahoma on Friday night, the Cyclones had their best event performance of the season on floor with a 49.2. They took a slight step back with a 48.875 on Sunday but made up for it with a final event for the ages.

Kelsey Paz tied her career high on floor with a 9.875 and MJ Johnson earned a career high with a 9.875.

Freshman Cassie Diaz had her career high with a 9.9, the highest score by a freshman this season. Haylee Young finished the meet off with the best score on floor of her career as well, a 9.925, the highest score of the meet.

Iowa State earned a 49.425 on beam, the event they struggled most with on Friday. The 49.425 is the fourth-best score in school history.

The Cyclones will be back in action on Friday night at Hilton Coliseum in a tri-meet against Centenary and Southeast Missouri.