Feb. 16, 2003
COLUMBUS, Ohio- Jill Weber (Fr., Bel Air, Md.) posted a 9.900 on vault and beam and Tiffanie Janke (Jr., Schaumburg, Ill.) posted a 9.950 and 9.850 on beam and vault, respectively, as the No. 24 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team (5-3, 2-1 Big Ten) defeated host Pittsburgh Sunday, 196.050-195.225, in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Buckeyes won three of the four events and posted four scores of 9.900 or better to give them their highest point total of the season.
Weber, Kaylin Schlecht (Fr., Marion, Ohio) and Shelby Warner (Fr., Fenton, Mich.) swept the top three spots in the all-around. Weber finished first with a 39.350, Schlecht a 39.125 and Warner a 39.025.
Elizabeth Meaney (So., Ashtabula, Ohio) had another strong showing for the Buckeyes, posting a 9.900 on beam, a 9.825 on the vault and a 9.800 on the floor exercise.
The Buckeyes were strongest on beam, recording a season-high score of 49.375. Janke led the way with her 9.950 and was followed by Meaney and Weber with a 9.900 each. Schlecht rounded out the scoring on beam with a 9.825.
Weber led the way for Ohio State on vault with her 9.900 and Janke and Meaney posted scores of 9.850 and 9.825, respectively. Schlecht and Warner both turned in scores of 9.725 to give Ohio State a final score of 49.025.
Schlecht placed first on bars with her 9.825. Rounding out the scoring was Weber with a 9.750 and Megan Porter (Jr., Elmhurst, Ill.) and Bethany Groskopf (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio) with a 9.725 each. The two teams tied on the floor exercise with scores of 48.925. Ohio State was paced by Warner (9.825), Weber (9.800) and Meaney (9.800) while Rickee Wirtzberger (Sr., Madison, Ohio) and Schlecht both turned in scores of 9.750 to round out the scoring on floor.
The Buckeyes will be back in action at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 when they travel to Penn State in State College, Pa.