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    Sophomore Rachael Zelinski placed second in the floor rankings with a career-best 9.875.
     
    Sophomore Rachael Zelinski placed second in the floor rankings with a career-best 9.875.
     
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    Jan. 15, 2005

    Tucson, Ariz.- The University of Illinois at Chicago women's gymnastics team did everything it could to keep pace with some of the top-rated squads in the nation, but the Flames fell short in finishing fourth against Arizona, Michigan State and Missouri on Friday evening at the McKale Center.

    UIC posted a 189.600 overall tally. Arizona won the meet with a 193.350, followed by the Spartans' 191.975 and the Tigers' 191.700.

    The Flames weren't too far behind, in part to a nice team floor routine of 48.525.

    Sophomore Rachael Zelinski turned in a career-best floor routine, scoring a 9.875 to share second place.

    Jennifer O'Neil led the Flames in the all-around for the second straight meet, notching a 37.9.

    Veronique Meunier contiued to shine on vault, as the school's record holder in the event took a 9.825 that tied for fourth place.

    UIC is back in action next Saturday at Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa at 7 p.m.