Feb. 8, 2003
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior Rickee Wirtzberger (Madison, Ohio) scored a career-high perfect 10 on floor exercise leading the No. 25 Buckeyes (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) to a 195.500-192.875 win over Ball State (8-7) Saturday in St. John Arena. Wirtzberger’s performance broke Sarah Spring’s previous record of 9.950, which was set in 2002. Ohio State’s victory over the Cardinals was its fourth win in a row.
Freshman Jill Weber (Bel Air, Md.) set a personal-best score of 9.975 on vault as the Buckeyes outscored the Cardinals 48.925-47.525 in the event. Junior Tiffanie Janke (Schaumburg, Ill.) also had a career-best performance on vault with a 9.900.
In addition to Wirtzberger’s record-setting performance on floor exercise, Weber and sophomore Elizabeth Meaney (Ashtabula, Ohio) both posted career-high marks of 9.925.
Janke led the way for the Buckeyes on beam with a personal-high score of 9.925. Meaney also contirbuted a score of 9.825 and freshman Kaylin Schlecht (Marion, Ohio) also posted a personal-best 9.350.
The Buckeyes fell to the Cardinals in the uneven bars, 48.475-48.500, which was the only event Ohio State lost tonight. Despite losing the event, Schlecht recorded a career-best 9.850, along with freshman Shelby Warner (Fenton, Mich.) who posted a career-mark of 9.825.
Weber and Warner complied scores of 38.975 and 38.875, respectivley, in the all-around.
The Buckeyes will be back in action at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, when they play host to No. 2 Nebraska in St. John Arena.