Minnesota Finishes Third at 2013 Big Ten Championships

Go Gophers!
Cierra Tomson scored a 9.825 on bars.

Go Gophers!
Cierra Tomson scored a 9.825 on bars.
Go Gophers!

March 23, 2013

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EAST LANSING, MICH. - The University of Minnesota scored a team total of 196.775 points to finish in third place at the 2013 Big Ten Championships on Saturday evening at Michigan State's Jenison Field House.

Minnesota senior Janell Campbell and freshman Lindsay Mable were each named to the 2013 All-Championship Team, as the Gophers captured third-place in the very competitive conference for the second year in a row.

Nebraska won the team title for the second straight year with 197.800 points, while Michigan captured second place with 197.225 points. Illinois (196.475) was fourth, followed by Ohio State (195.950), Penn State (195.825), Michigan State (195.450), and Iowa (193.400).

The Gophers were seeded third and opened the Evening Session on balance beam with a team total of 49.200. Mable tied for first with an outstanding score of 9.900, while freshman Hanna Nordquist tied for sixth with a 9.875. Senior Shannon Golich and junior Dusti Russell each turned in scores of 9.825 to tie for 15th.

Minnesota moved to floor exercise, and scored a solid total of 49.225, as Mable and sophomore Kylie Schermann each tied for sixth with scores of 9.900. Campbell tied for 21st with a 9.825, while sophomores Jenny Covers and Cierra Tomson each scored a 9.800.

The team's best event on the evening was vault, as the Gophers combined for a score of 49.350 in the third rotation, led by eighth-place scores of 9.900 by Mable and Tomson. Junior Kayla Slechta tied for 15th with a 9.875.

The Gophers finished on uneven bars, where they scored a 49.000, as Campbell tied for second with a 9.900 and Mable was 14th with a 9.850.

Mable's three scores of 9.900 helped her finish fourth in the all-around with a personal-best total of 39.550, while Tomson was ninth with a 39.275.

Minnesota will now wait to see where it will placed for NCAA Regional competition. The assignments will be announced on Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. on NCAA.com.