Gymnastics outscores Iowa State on the road

The CMU Women’s Gymnastics Team cheers for fellow teammate, senior Ashley Veglucci Friday, Jan 27 in McGuirk Arena. Ashley Veglucci performed on the uneven bars and earned a score of 9.725.

Central Michigan gymnastics extended its win streak to four on Sunday after a 195.600-194.800 victory over the Big-12 Iowa State. 

CMU senior Hannah DeMers took the top score on vault with 9.900 matching her career best. She also secured a first-place finish on bars with a score of 9.875 and an all-around score of 38.775. 

The Chippewas had two falls on beam which tightened the gap for the Cyclones, but CMU seniors Taylor Pitchell and Aleysia Kolyvanova had the highest beam scores of the meet each producing a 9.775. 

CMU sophomore Lia Kmieciak had her career best score on vault with a score of 9.850 which brought her a second-place finish alongside Iowa State’s Kaia Parker and Josie Bergstrom. 

CMU had three top five performers on floor. Freshman Luciana Alvarado-Reid had a fourth-place finish of 9.875 while DeMers took third with a 9.900 and Pitchell secured second with a 9.925. Iowa State’s Maddie Diab took first with 9.950. 

Other Chippewa top scorers were Junior Adriana Bustelo on bars coming in second to DeMers with 9.850. Senior Audriana Hammond took third on bars with 9.825. Alvarado-Reid tied for fourth with the Cyclone’s Laura Cooke with 9.800. 

The Chippewas continue Mid-American Conference competition in Kalamazoo against Western Michigan on Sunday at 1 p.m.