Gymnastics places first at Chicago Style Quad Meet


Bay City Sophomore Macey Hilliker competes on the balance beam on Jan. 3, 2016 at the opening meet against Temple. The Chippewas beat the Owls 193.425 to 188.900.

After coming off their first loss of the season to Eastern Michigan last Friday, the Central Michigan gymnastics team finished first on Friday at the IGI Chicago Style Meet at Navy Pier with a 195.125.

CMU faced Alaska Anchorage, Temple and Northern Illinois.

The Chippewas (10-1, 2-1 MAC) placed first in three of four events as a team, falling .5-points short to NIU on the balance beam. Individually, CMU placed first in all four events. 

The 195.125 is CMU's lowest score since Jan. 15, four meets ago.

CMU scored a 48.975 on vault, its highest vault score this season. Freshman Kasey Janowicz won the event with a 9.875, tying her season-best score.

On the uneven bars, sophomore Bryttany Kaplan placed first with a career-high 9.875, leading CMU into scoring their highest uneven bars score this season with a 49.1.

On the balance beam, sophomore Katy Clements also won her event with a career-high 9.9.

On floor, Janowicz and sophomore Macey Hilliker both placed in the top three, leading the Chippewas into placing first on this event with a 48.650. Janowicz scored h a 9.9 and Hilliker had a 9.875.

Janowicz was crowned the all-around title for her seventh straight meet, scoring a 38.825.

The Chippewas face the Western Michigan Broncos at McGuirk Arena next Sunday at 1 p.m. for a Mid-American Conference matchup.