|Injuries hurt ISU in loss against OSU|
|Written by Eddie Morrissey, Staff Writer|
|Monday, 04 March 2013 14:41|
Illinois State gymnastics was defeated by Ohio State University on Sunday resulting in a score of 195.950-192.775. The Buckeyes, who came into the meet ranked as the 20th best team in the NCAA, improved to the 18th spot after their win over ISU.
Right behind King in the all-around competition were seniors Kim Genereux, with a score of 38.725 points, and Tori Sarantakis, with 38.575 points. The two took fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Despite King’s performance, the Redbirds struggled with injuries and other lineup difficulties.
“We had to make a lot of adjustments this week,” head coach Bob
Conkling said. “Amanda Mohler could not compete bars or beam because we
needed to rest her. We also had to take Kim Caron out of the bars and
floor lineup because she had a minor shoulder problem. This affected the
bars team score. We did okay on the other three events, but we still
need to step it up as a team.”
The loss was not desirable, but the Redbirds honored their seniors
at their last home meet of the season. Seniors include Apollonia
Barrientos, Kim Caron, Genereux, Sarantakis, Chelsie Seplowin and
Marissa Stom. Of the graduating seniors, Barrientos, Genereux, and
Sarantakis all managed to place on their final performance in Normal.
The ’Birds will compete at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the University of Denver.