GYMNASTICS--- Northern Illinois University vs. University of Illinois-Chicago
/ at DeKalb, IL / Convocation Center / Sunday / January 9, 2005
NORTHERN ILLINOIS 191.925, ILLINOIS-CHICAGO 190.325
Campos claim top all-around spots to lead NIU Gymnastics to win
DeKALB, IL-Northern Illinois University overcame a big stumble on
the balance beam by posting scores of 48.150 or better in each of
the other three events on its way to a 191.925-190.325 victory over
the University of Illinois-Chicago in women's gymnastics action
at NIU's Convocation Center Sunday (Jan. 9).
No Huskie put up a score higher than 9.650 on the beam as Kristina
Campos (Gladstone, MO / Oak Park) and Mariah Howard (Hales
Corners, WI / Whitnall) tied for third at 9.650 behind a pair of
Flames who reached the 9.800 mark. Ashlee Williams (Liberty,
MO / Senior) was the next highest Huskie finisher with a seventh-place
9.275, but UIC was still able to gain a 47.450-46.450 advantage.
Williams more than made up for that mark, however, responding with
a 9.800 on the uneven bars that not only led a quartet of Huskies
atop the final standings, but propelled the junior to the all-around
title as well. Sophomore Jody Yednock (West Chicago, IL /
West Chicago) matched Williams' 9.800 on the bars while Campos posted
a 9.750 and Lisanna Goldschen (St. Joseph, MN / Apollo) added
a 9.725 to help NIU reach 48.725 as a team on the bars while the
Flames were able to muster just a 47.500.
Williams also tied for second on the floor exercise where the Huskies
did even more damage. Kelly Kramer (Long Lake, MN / Benilde-St.
Margaret's)---who also scored a 9.700 on the vault---joined Williams
with a 9.750 as NIU put up a 48.600-47.150 victory to all but seal
With a 9.575 of her own on the vault, Williams worked her way to
a 38.400 all-around score. Campos finished just behind the junior
at 38.300 after earning a 9.700 on the vault. Jennifer O'Neil (37.775),
Jackie Jaworowicz (37.200), and Veronique Meunier (37.200) rounded
out the all-around contestants.
Northern Illinois jumps right into Mid-American Conference competition
with its next meet when Eastern Michigan University comes to town
on Sunday, Jan. 23. Action is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. (CST).