Gymnastics Places Second at New Hampshire with Season-High Score
Feb. 12, 2011
DURHAM, N.H. - The Michigan State gymnastics team wrapped up competition at the UNH Invitational hosted by New Hampshire on Saturday, Feb. 12. Overall, the Spartans placed second as a team in the quad with a season-best score of 193.425.
MSU was second overall behind New Hampshire's winning score of 194.650. Brown was third with a 191.500 mark and Alaska-Anchorage was fourth with 190.475 score.
Sophomore Shanthi Teike led MSU on the vault with her season-high score of 9.825 for a tie in second. Alison Carr of UNH was the top gymnast with her score of 9.850. Teike tied with Chelsea Steinberg of New Hampshire for second. The Wildcats posted a team-best apparatus score of 48.825. MSU was second (48.525) and Alaska-Anchorage and Brown were tied for third with scores of 48.350.
Junior Jackie Berg earned MSU's second runner-up finish of the night as she led the team on the uneven parallel bars with a mark of 9.800. Austyn Fobes of New Hampshire won the event with a 9.850. Danielle Reibold rounded out the top-three finishers with her third-place mark of 9.775. The Spartans took home top team honors for the event with a team score of 48.550. UNH was second (48.425) with Brown in third (48.225). Alaska-Anchorage was fourth with a 47.550.
Senior Kelsey Morley paced the Spartans effort on the balance beam with a 9.750 mark, good enough for fourth. The Wildcats swept the top-three places, led by Reibold and Katie Caliendo in first (9.800). Steinberg placed third with a 9.775. New Hampshire captured its second apparatus win of the night with a 48.450. Michigan State followed in second (48.225) with Brown in third (47.475). Alaska-Anchorage rounded out the teams with a score of 47.325.
Freshman Kelsey Mazur posted a score of 9.775 on the floor exercise to led MSU on the event in seventh. Steinberg, Courtnet Connors and Tasia Percevecz of the Wildcats occupied positions one through three. Steinberg was first (9.850) while Connors and Percevecz tied for second (9.800). UNH won the team floor crown with a 48.950. The Spartans followed in second with a 48.125. Brown placed third with a 47.450. Alaska-Anchorage finished fourth with a 47.250.
Steinberg was first in the all-around (38.800) while Emily Lutfey and Carli Wiesenfeld of Brown were second and third, respectively. Lutfey posted a 38.775 and Wiesenfeld a 38.250. The Spartans did not compete an all-arounder.
Action will continue for the Spartans next weekend when they travel to Columbus, Ohio for a Big Ten showdown with Ohio State on Friday, Feb. 18. The meet is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
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