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Horth and LeDuc lead Illinois women’s gymnastics at Big Ten Championships

Horth and LeDuc lead Illinois women’s gymnastics at Big Ten Championships

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
March 19
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team took second place at the Big Ten Championship Meet. The Illini scored a 196.875, good for the fifth-highest team score in program history. Michigan took home its fourth consecutive win with 197.300 points. Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State followed with a 196.72...

Women’s gymnastics ready for shot at Big Ten title

Women’s gymnastics ready for shot at Big Ten title

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
March 16
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

Illinois women's gymnastics has been anticipating this moment for a while now. It has finally arrived. The Big Ten Championships are on Saturday, and the team is ready to compete for its shot at winning the tournament in Piscataway, New Jersey. “Big Tens is the best meet of the year because...

Illinois women’s gymnastics earns second-place finish at Big Five Meet

Illinois women’s gymnastics earns second-place finish at Big Five Meet

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
March 13
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team placed 2nd, scoring a 196.450 in the Big Five Meet in Champaign, Illinois. Nebraska took first in the competition with a 196.650. Due to there only being four events and five teams, each team took a bye sometime during the meet. The Illini began the meat with a 4...

Illinois women’s gymnastics look for victory at State Farm Center

Illinois women’s gymnastics look for victory at State Farm Center

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
March 10
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team will host the Big Five Meet at State Farm Center this weekend. The Illini took fourth at the same meet last year with a 195.95, and now-senior Erin Buchanan collected two event titles on vault and floor. This year the Illini are looking to redeem themselves against ...

Illini bring home another Illinois Classic victory

Illini bring home another Illinois Classic victory

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
March 6
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team scored 196.150 points last weekend, giving the team an Illinois Classic victory in Normal, Illinois. Mary Jane Horth finished with two event titles on the balance beam and vault. The Illini started the tournament on beam — they are currently No. 8 in the count...

Women’s gymnastics team heads to Illinois State for Illinois Classic

Women’s gymnastics team heads to Illinois State for Illinois Classic

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
March 3
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics are heading to its last regular season meet of the year this weekend — The Illinois Classic meet at Illinois State. The Illini finished last weekend with a victory and a minor defeat. Illinois produced another season-high 196.625, and took home three individual...

Illinois women’s gym LeDuc and Ohashi remain friends despite separation

Illinois women’s gym LeDuc and Ohashi remain friends despite separation

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
March 2
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

Before they got into gymnastics, they were strangers. Through gymnastics, they became best friends. Talking to Illinois women's gymnast Lizzy LeDuc and UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi, they appear to be lifelong friends. “We met at level nine westerns so many years ago,” Ohashi said “We didn’t real...

Women’s gymnastics takes on Kentucky and Denver

Women’s gymnastics takes on Kentucky and Denver

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
February 27
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

The first gymnast runs down the runway setting up for a difficult tumble in the air, looking for a stuck dismount but steps out. It doesn’t look like much, but it’s the vault is the event that the Illinois women’s gymnastics team have had least success with this season. Preparing for its...

Illinois women’s gymnastics defeats Michigan State on Senior Night

Illinois women’s gymnastics defeats Michigan State on Senior Night

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
February 20
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

Hit. Land. Dismount. These are the words the Illinois women’s gymnastics team want to hear when competing in meets. Seniors Erin Buchanan and Sarah Lyons demonstrated this throughout their careers at Illinois, and the pair were honored with a Senior Night celebration after taking on Michigan Stat...

Illinois women’s gymanstics looks for win against Michigan State

Illinois women’s gymanstics looks for win against Michigan State

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
February 17
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team will take part in Senior Night this weekend, facing Michigan State on Friday. Head coach Kim Landrus said that her greatest memory of the senior class is watching their progression and development from their freshmen to now. This will be the team's final meet a...

Despite personal records, women’s gymnastics falls to Iowa

Despite personal records, women’s gymnastics falls to Iowa

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
February 13
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

After back-to-back wins, the Illinois women’s gymnastics team dropped its match against Iowa on Saturday. Iowa placed first, Illinois second and UIC third. The Illini recorded a few season-high scores, including its final score of 196.050. "I think we had mixed results (Saturday)," head coach...

Illinois women’s gymnastics travels to Iowa after home victory

Illinois women’s gymnastics travels to Iowa after home victory

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
February 10
Filed under Gymnastics, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

The Illinois women's gymnastics team won last weekend’s meet against Minnesota at Huff Hall, 196.025-193.325. There were many career highs — sophomore Lizzy LeDuc won her third all-around title and senior Mary Jane Horth earned the bars title, tallying a 9.900. Sarah Lyons scored a 9.775 on vault....

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