Women's Gymnastics Makes History In Big Win Over Northern Illinois|
March 15, 2003
Chicago, Ill. - It's that time of year when scoring becomes very critical when deciding if a collegiate women's gymnastics team visits the postseason.
The UIC women's gymnastics team realized that on Saturday and posted a school record breaking score of 196.350 as the Flames dominated Northern Illinois (192.05) at the UIC Physical Education Building in their home season finale.
Saturday's performance bested UIC's output from a year ago at the Midwest Independent Championships where they Flames posted a 196.025.
UIC took at least the top-two places in each event, including the top-five slots on bars, the first four places on floor and first three on beam.
Veronique Meunier won the all-around competition with a personal-best of 39.325. The freshman also won the vault competition with a performance of 9.9.
Regine Charron equaled Atlin Mitchell to win the floor competition with score of 9.9.
As a team on floor, UIC broke the school mark, as the Flames totaled a 49.4 to eclipse the old mark of 49.3 set at last year's Midwest Independent Championships.
On beam, the Flames put it all together, as Stacey Magiera won the title with a score of 9.85.
The Flames will return to action on Sunday, March 23, at the Illinois Classic hosted by NIU at 2:00 p.m. in DeKalb.