Cyclones just short in first road meet of the season

Rachel Given

The ISU gymnastics team started its 2016 season off in Minnesota in a dual meet against the No. 20 Minnesota Gophers.

The Cyclones came close to knocking off the Gophers, but fell just a bit short, 194.7-194.025. 

The Gophers took first on both the vault and uneven parallel bars. Iowa State freshman Meaghan Sievers placed second on the vault with a score of 9.850 and was the only Cyclone to place in the top six for the event. 

ISU sophomore Hilary Green tied for second with Minnesota’s Bailie Holst on the uneven bars with a score of 9.825. After the first two rotations, Minnesota led 97.600 and Iowa State was close behind with 97.000 points.

Sievers lead the Cyclones on the floor with a score of 9.825. Minnesota’s Lindsay Mable came in at a close second with a score of 9.8000. Iowa State’s floor routine totaled 48.625 points for the team.

Heading into the final event rotation, Minnesota led with a score of 146.000 and Iowa State close behind with 145.625.

Sophomore Haylee Young and Alex Marasco tied for the highest beam score for the Cyclones with a score of 9.800, taking third place. Iowa State ended on the beam with a team score of 48.400.

In the all-around results, Minnesota took the first two spots with scores of 38.900 and 38.775, while sophomore Kelsey Paz secured third place for the Cyclones with a score of 38.550.

Iowa State lessened the score deficit in the end, but Minnesota won by the narraw margin.

Iowa State is on the road again next weekend to compete in the Ozone Collegiate Gymnastics Classic in Knoxville, Tenn., at 7 p.m.