Redbirds Return Home to Host Alaska-Anchorage
Kim Caron

Kim Caron

Feb. 6, 2014

NORMAL, Ill. - The Illinois State gymnastics team is heading home to Horton Field House to compete in a dual meet with Alaska-Anchorage on Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Head coach Bob Conkling is looking forward to competing at home, after a strong week of training and improvement.

"We are excited to be back in front of our home crowd for our meet against Alaska-Anchorage," Conkling said. "The team has been working hard this week to improve on each of the four events and we hope to show this improvement. UAA has a strong team and it should be a very exciting competition which comes down to the last event."

The Redbirds competed in the fourth annual Illinois/Michigan quad meet last weekend where they scored a season-high team score of 191.800. Senior Kim Caron posted a season-high all-around score of 38.275 and junior Sami King contributed a 38.700. The team also posted season-high scores of 48.850 on the uneven bars and 48.125 on the floor exercise.

Alaska-Anchorage is coming off a two-meet sweep of Temple last weekend on Jan. 24 and 26 at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. Sophomore Stefany Bryan led the way for the Sea Wolves by posting a career-high score of 38.150 to help the team set a season-high overall score of 190.150. Junior Morgan Cook contributed a 37.850 and freshman Brice Mizell posted a 37.300.

Following Friday's meet, the Redbirds will travel to St. Charles, Mo. to take on conference rival Lindenwood, Feb.14, at 6:00 p.m.

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