Men's and Women's Gymnastics Shine at 2007 Mixed Pairs
Dec. 9, 2007
Chicago, Ill.- The UIC men's and women's gymnastics teams gave their fans a sneak peak of what's ahead for 2008 at the UIC Mixed Pairs exhibition on Sunday at the Physical Education Building.
Both the men and women were divided into five teams, which made the competition very exciting. Each team put on electrifying performances that dazzled the crowd after every event.
After a fun-filled outing of magnificent performances, Team Two, which consisted of Zandre Labuschagne, Ashley Thurston, Anthony May, Andrew Crowley, Bill Behnke, and Gabriel Kadar, was declared the winner with an average score of 12.07.
Highlighting the women's side of the afternoon included an outstanding uneven bars performance by Kristen Kulinczenko, scoring a meet-best 9.80. 2007 MIC Athlete of the Year Annie Kachman also performed a spectacular floor routine, scoring a meet-best 9.80.
On the men's side, NCAA Finalist Anthony May put on a marvelous all-around show, posting a combined score of 82.50. Newcomers Ned Kamimura and Gabriel Kadar gave fans a glimpse of what's to come in 2008 with excellent performances on the vault and still rings.
The UIC women's gymnastics team begins their 2008 season with a trip to Gainesville, Fla., on Friday, January 11th as they take on Florida at 7 p.m. The UIC men's gymnastics team opens up their 2008 season when they host the Windy City Invitational on Saturday, January 12th at the UIC PEB starting at 7 p.m.
Final 2007 Mixed Pairs Results
FIRST PLACE - Team 2 (Labuschagne, Thurston, May, Crowley, Behnke, Kadar) Team Average: 12.07
SECOND PLACE - Team 3 (Mayhan, Kachman, Cullum, Grzeszkowiak, Stover, Bill ) Team Average: 11.60
THIRD PLACE - Team 4 (Kremer, Kulinczenko, Kamimura) Team Average: 11.10
FOURTH PLACE - Team 5 (Murray, Erlenbaugh, White, Baune, Mohr) Team Average: 10.42
FIFTH PLACE - Team 1 (Fiorilli, Girard, Seissor, Thompson, Persino, Taylor, Arnold) Team Average: 9.68