Redbirds Take on SEMO at Third Home Meet
Feb. 22, 2013
NORMAL, Ill. - The Illinois State gymnastics team will take on Southeast Missouri State again this weekend on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. in Horton Field House.
"We are very excited to compete against SEMO this weekend," said head coach Bob Conkling. "They are a strong team and last week's competition at SEMO was a lot closer than the scored showed."
The Redbirds took on the Redhawks last Friday during a dual meet. Illinois State won with a team score of 193.425. SEMO fell short with a team score of 192.875.
Senior Kim Genereux led the Redbirds with a second place all-around score of 38.875. She also scored above a 9.625 on each event. Genereux placed second on the floor exercise with a 9.775.
Also helping the Redbirds were teammates Sami King and Tori Sarantakis. King and Sarantakis both competed in the all-around and placed third and fourth, respectively. King scored a 9.825 on the balance beam, placing first. King tied with teammate Jenna Bossle for second on the uneven bars with a 9.800.
SEMO was led by Taryn Vanderpool who won the all-around with a 39.025. Megan Fosnow placed fifth in the all-around following behind Tori Sarantakis with a 38.650.
"We look to continue to improve on each of the four events this competition," said Conkling. "If our workouts this week are any indication, we should have a much stronger showing this meet."
The Redbirds will welcome all youth gymnasts from local gyms to "Future Stars Night" to cheer on the Illinois State gymnastics team this Sunday.
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