Feb. 21, 2014
NORMAL, Ill. – The UIC women’s gymnastics team produced a season-high score of 194.300 en route to a second-place finish at the Illinois Classic on Friday night at the Horton Field House. The Flames finished ahead of Northern Illinois (193.625) and Illinois State (193.200), while No. 14 Illinois took the title with 195.825.
Redshirt-junior Kimberly Randall led UIC on vault while tying her career-best with 9.875 for fourth place. Sophomore Giulia Hindermann came in just behind with a personal-best of 9.825 to tie for fifth, as senior Catherine Dion, junior Gabrielle May and sophomore Alexandra Vedenin all tied for seventh with 9.800 and freshman Nikki Woodruff scored a career-high 9.725 to contribute to the Flames’ season-high score of 49.100.
On bars, Dion took the crown among 24 competing gymnasts while producing a career-high 9.900, while Hindermann finished with a career-best to tie for seventh with 9.825.
Dion recorded the best score for the Flames on beam with 9.700 and junior Gabrielle May came in with 9.675, as junior Tamara Moten and freshman Michelle Lozneanu competed on the event for the first time this season.
It was Vedenin who came away with UIC’s best score on floor with a personal-best of 9.750, followed by Dion and May with 9.750.
Dion came in third place in the all-around with 39.125, with Hindermann coming in with 38.875 and May with 38.475.
The Flames continue weekend action on Sunday as they are set to face Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena beginning at 3 p.m. CT.