The Minnesota women’s gymnastics team defeated Iowa in Iowa City today, 194.625-194.20. Sophomore Lucy Ennis was the all around champion with a personal-best score of 39.10.
Minnesota competed on bars in the first rotation, and tallied its best bars score of the season with a 49.15, the team’s best event score on any event this season. Kristin Furukawa was the event champion, earning a season-high mark of 9.90. Furukawa’s bars score is the best by a Gopher gymnast this season. Kendra Elm and Lucy Ennis each earned a score of 9.825 to tie for second place. Janell Campbell and Yuri Nagai each earned 9.80, marking season-best scores for both gymnasts.
In the second rotation, the Gophers compiled a 47.95 on vault. Lucy Ennis was the team’s best performer, placing fourth overall with a 9.75.
Minnesota competed on floor in the third rotation, and again Ennis was the team’s top score. Ennis placed third overall with a 9.775 to tie her career-best score. As a team, the Gophers tallied a 48.675.
The Gophers finished the meet on balance beam, where they scored 48.85. Ana Balboa was the top performer, tying for second place with a 9.825. Kendra Elm was also in the top five, placing fourth with a 9.775.
In the all around competition, the Lucy Ennis won her first all around title, scoring 39.10, her personal best. Alexis Russell was third with a total of 38.675.
Minnesota’s next competition is on Saturday, March 6 against Arkansas. The meet will start at 6 p.m. at the Sports Pavilion.