Gophers Capture Second-Straight B1G Title


 196.700  196.475  196.025  194.750

 

 Team Scores
 Team Event Score
 No. 13 Minnesota Vault 49.200
  Bars 49.075
  Beam 49.225
  Floor 49.200
 No. 15 Penn State Vault 49.025
  Bars 49.100
  Beam 49.225
  Floor 49.125
No. 8 Michigan Vault 49.175
  Bars 49.475
  Beam 48.025
  Floor 49.300
Iowa Vault 48.650
  Bars 48.875
  Beam 48.350
  Floor 48.875
 Gopher Event Leaders
 Event Gymnast Score
 Vault Lindsay Mable
2nd Overall
9.900
 Bars Lindsay Mable
T-5th Overall
9.875
 Beam Lindsay Mable
T-2nd Overall
9.925
 Floor Lindsay Mable
T-2nd Overall
9.900
 All-Around Lindsay Mable
T-1st Overall
39.600
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March 15, 2014 

Full Results

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The No. 13th-ranked Minnesota women's gymnastics team claimed a share of its second Big Ten regular-season title Saturday by posting a 196.700 score to place first at its quad meet against No. 8 Michigan, No. 15 Penn State, and Iowa in Ann Arbor Michigan. The Gophers capped their regular season with a 19-2 record that included a 6-1 mark in league action, tying Nebraska for the league's top mark.

The 6-1 ledger equaled last year's mark that tied Minnesota for the conference's inaugural regular-season title with the Wolverines.

Lindsay Mable tied for the best score in the all-around on the day by posting a 39.600, tying the second-best score in school history. It the third 39.600 of Mable's career and second of the season. Michigan's Joanna Sampson finished with the same tally.

Minnesota got off to a strong start on the day with a 49.075 on the uneven bars, cracking the 49-point threshold for the fourth time in 2014 with a 49.075. The Gophers finished third on the event and were lead by Mable's 9.875, a score that tied her for fifth.

The second rotation gave Minnesota a chance to separate itself from the host Wolverines, who went on to 48.075. The Maroon and Gold tied PSU for the win a 49.225, led by a meet-best 9.925 by Mable. Freshman Rachel Haines tied for second with a 9.900.

The Gophers continued the day on its best event, the floor exercise, on which they placed second behind Michigan with a 49.200. Mable again led the team by tying for second with a 9.900, while Kayla Slechta and Cierra Tomson both tied for sixth with 9.850 scores.

On the cusp of victory with a lead after three rotations, the Gophers won the vault outright with a 49.200 to polish off the team win. The Wolverines' Austin Sheppard won the event individually with a 9.950, but Minnesota had the next three highest finishers as Mable registered a 9.900 and juniors Jenny Covers and Kylie Schermann shared third place with a pair of 9.850 scores.

The 196.700 score was the team's second best of the season.

The Gophers pick up competition next Saturday at the Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Championships at Rec Hall on the campus of Penn State in University Park, Pa. Big Ten Network will provide live coverage of both session one (Noon ET) and session two (5 p.m.).

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