This Sunday’s home gymnastics dual meet against University of Illinois at Chicago ended in a victory for ISU.  Alumni gymnasts were invited to watch the meet, and they did not leave disappointed by the effort the Redbirds put in. After dominating all of the events, ISU won with 194.175 against UIC’s 191.450.

In some earlier meets, the team had fallen short in key events. For this meet, however, the team hit all of the events perfectly.

“I knew this team was capable of doing what they did today all season, but today was the day they finally put it together.  They hit all of their events, which hasn’t happened yet this season.  I couldn’t be happier,” head coach Bob Conkling said.

Senior Amanda Mohler helped the team earn points with her two first place finishes on vault and beam, scoring 9.825 for both.  

Adding on points were Marie Priest with three third-place finishes and Samantha Ward and Sarah Fisher, who tied for first place on floor.

Coach Conkling hopes their performances today gives them confidence to keep nailing their routines the next time they hit the mats Friday, Feb. 5 in Denton, Texas, and beyond. 




Deb Bethel is an international business major and a sports reporter for The Vidette. Any questions or comments regarding her article can be directed to Follow her on Twitter @​thedebbethel.

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