Feb. 22, 2003
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 21 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team (5-4, 2-2 Big Ten) fell to No. 18 Penn State (8-5, 1-0 Big Ten) 195.325-195.875 Saturday in State College, Pa. in their closest contested match of the season. The Buckeyes held close with the Nittany Lions in every event, winning bars with a team season high score of 49.125 and floor with a 49.150.
Freshman Jill Weber (Bel Air, Md.) recorded a career-best 9.875 on bars as the Buckeyes outscored Penn State 49.125-49.100. Freshman Shelby Warner (Fenton, Mich.) contributed a 9.850 while junior Megan Porter (Elmhurst, Ill.), sophomore Shelley Harris (East Lansing, Mich.) and freshman Kaylin Schlecht (Marion, Ohio) each earned a 9.800.
Ohio State defeated the Nittany Lions by .100 on floor exercise, 49.150-49.050. Sophomore Elizabeth Meaney (Ashtabula, Ohio) and Warner both posted a 9.850. Weber and senior Rickee Wirtzberger (Madison, Ohio) both added scores of 9.825.
Junior Tiffanie Janke (Schaumburg, Ill.) led the way for the Buckeyes on vault with a 9.850 as the Buckeyes fell to Penn State, 48.700-48.825 in the event. In addition, Weber posted a 9.825 followed by Meaney’s 9.750.
The Buckeyes biggest deficit came on beam, 48.350-48.900. Both Meaney and Schlecht posted a 9.800. Janke and Warner each added a 9.725.
Warner was first in the all-around with a score of 39.075. Schlecht was third recording a 39.000 while Weber posted a 38.800. Ohio State will be back in action Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. MT in Logan, Utah when they take on Utah State.