GYMNASTICS --- Northern Illinois University vs. Ball State University
/ at DeKalb, IL / NIU's Convocation Center / Mid-American Conference
Dual Meet / Sunday / Feb. 15, 2004
NORTHERN ILLINOIS 194.525, BALL STATE 190.375
Campos (NIU), 9.825; 2---Amy Ristvedt (NIU), 9.800; 3---Heather
Marti (NIU), 9.675; 4---(TIE)---Kelly Kramer (NIU), Tiffany Nolen
(NIU), Jenna Tarkington (BSU), Kelly Watson (BSU), 9.650. Other
NIU score: Dannielle Dacey, 9.600. Team scores: NIU 48.600, BSU
BARS: 1---Dannielle Dacey (NIU), 9.900; 2---Ashlee Williams (NIU),
9.800; 3---Courtney Vojtasek (BSU), 9.775; 4---(TIE)-Lisanna Goldschen
(NIU), Tiffany Nolen (NIU), 9.725. Other NIU scores: Katie Willett,
9.675; Kristina Campos, 9.300. Team scores: NIU 48.825, BSU 48.475.
1---Kristina Campos (NIU), 9.825; 2---Courtney Vojtasek (BSU), 9.775;
3---Jenny Taylor (BSU), 9.725; 4---(TIE)---Dannielle Dacey (NIU),
Jessica Surridge (BSU), 9.700. Other NIU scores: Mariah Howard,
9.600; Tiffany Nolen, 9.575; Kelly Kramer, 9.450; Ashlee Williams,
9.075. Team scores: NIU 48.150, BSU 47.925.
1---Kristina Campos (NIU), 9.875; 2---Ashlee Williams (NIU), 9.825;
3---Courtney Vojtasek (BSU), 9.800; 4---(TIE)---Dannielle Dacey
(NIU), Kelly Kramer (NIU), Amy Ristvedt (NIU), Colleen Dupuis (BSU),.
9.750. Other NIU score: Tiffany Nolen, 9.650. Team scores: NIU 48.950,
1---Dannielle Dacey (NIU), 38.950; 2---Kristina Campos (NIU), 38.825;
3---Courtney Vojtasek (BSU), 38.650; 4---Tiffany Nolen (NIU), 38.600;
5---Jessica Surridge (BSU), 37.600.
RECORD TO DATE:
Northern Illinois now 2-4-0 overall, 2-2-0 in the MAC
MEET: Sunday / Feb. 22 --- NIU vs. Central Michigan University,
Winona State University, University of
Alaska-Anchorage, at DeKalb, IL (Convocation Center), 2 p.m.
THREE EVENTS BUT DACEY STEALS SPOTLIGHT WITH ALL-AROUND TITLE FOR
Dannielle Dacey (Saskatoon, Sask. / Marian M. Graham) earned her
first career all-around title Sunday (Feb. 15), leading Northern
Illinois to a 194.525-190.375 dual-meet victory over Ball State.
38.950 performance drew top individual honors as Northern Illinois
improved to 2-4-0 overall and 2-2 in the Mid-American Conference.
Ball State is now 1-4-0 in the MAC as part of a 4-5-0 overall record.
performance overshadowed the efforts of teammate Kristina Campos
(Oak Park, MO / Gladstone), who won three of the four event titles.
Campos claimed the blue ribbon on vault with a 9.825 to edge out
teammate Amy Ristvedt (Alexandria, MN / Jefferson) by 0.025 points
before posting a modest 9.300 on the uneven bars.
up the slack with a personal-best 9.900 on that event to win the
top spot as Ashlee Williams (Liberty, MO) finished second with a
9.800. Campos returned to form on beam with a meet-best 9.825---0.05
ahead of Ball State's Courtney Vojtasek---and closed the meet with
the floor title, honoring her 9.875 performance on that event to
push teammate Williams to runner-up status.
nice to see Dannielle step up and get the job done, with Kristina's
rough outing on bars," NIU coach Mark Sontag said. "There
was always somebody doing what we needed today, which is what you
need to do with the injuries we've had. It's nice to see Dannielle
putting a final stamp on her career with a strong last season. She's
had three or four personal-bests this year, and you can't ask for
more than that from a senior."
second in the all-around a 38.825 composite, ending a run of three
consecutive meets above the 39.000 plateau. She has won the all-around
in four of NIU's six meets this season but Sunday belonged to Dacey,
who recorded scores of 9.750 on the floor, 9.700 on the balance
beam and 9.600 on the vault.
scored above 48.000 on all four events, highlighted by a 48.950
effort on the floor exercise with Ristvedt and fellow freshman Kelly
Kramer (Long Lake, MN / Benilde-St. Margaret's) each receiving a
9.750 to match Dacey's effort. NIU also drew a 48.825 on bars which
included 9.725 marks from Tiffany Nolen (Woodstock, GA / Sequoyah)
and Lisanna Goldschen (St. Cloud, MN / Apollo).
to really get back on track and believe we're capable of big scores,"
Sontag said in alluding to his team's 191.600 mark last weekend.
"This was a big turnaround, and an important conference win.
Vault was really big for us, with Kelly Kramer back and Amy hitting
a huge vault."
continues MAC action next Sunday (Feb. 22), hosting Central Michigan
at 2 p.m. in the Convocation Center. The conference dual is part
of a quadrangular event, with Winona State and Alaska-Anchorage
rounding out the field.
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by Robert Hester