January 31, 1999



Ohio State Women’s Gymnastics%^$ Meet Three vs. Michigan%^$Jan. 30, 1999%^$

%^$ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Women’s Gymnastics team lost its second Big Ten match of the season, to Michigan 195.325-191.700, but won over Rhode Island 191.700-187.200.%^$

Michigan took many of the top spots in every event, but the Buckeyes captured 15 top ten finishes in four events. %^$

Susan Eckman (Sr., Boardman, Ohio) took third in the vault with a score of 9.800. Lindsey Vagedes (So., Warrenville, Ill.) placed sixth on the vault (9.725) and uneven bars (9.750) and placed second in the all-around competition with a score of 38.650. With a score of 9.850, Mary Beth Doerr (Fr., Akron, Ohio) tied for second on the uneven bars.%^$

Mindi Farmer (Sr., Indianapolis, Ind.) tied for third on the balance beam with a score of 9.650.%^$

The Buckeyes are on the road next weekend as they travel to West Virginia to compete in the West Virginia Invitational, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. %^$


%^$VAULT UNEVEN BARS%^$1) Sarah Cain, UM 9.850 1) Bridget Knaeble, UM 9.925 %^$2) Christine Michaud, UM 9.850 2) Lisa Simes, UM 9.850 %^$3) Susan Eckman, OSU 9.800 3) Mary Beth Doerr, OSU 9.850 %^$

%^$BALANCE BEAM FLOOR EXERCISE%^$1) Kathy Burke, UM 9.800 1) Sarah Cain, UM 9.950 %^$2) Melissa Peterson, UM 9.750 2) Lisa Simes, UM 9.875 %^$3) Sarah Cain, UM 9.650 Bridget Knaeble, UM %^$ Mindi Farmer, OSU 3) Kathy Burke, UM 9.850 %^$

%^$ALL-AROUND%^$1) Sarah Cain, UM 38.875%^$2) Lindsey Vagedes, OSU 38.650%^$3) Lisa Simes, UM 38.600%^$%^$