Gymnastics at Southern Utah Friday
Ball State will wrap up the gymnastics regular season with a meet at Southern Utah, which will also include San Jose State and Iowa, Friday.
Fans can follow the action online with live stat and live video links anticipated to be available online at www.suutbirds.com. The video stream will be divided into four links with each event being shown on its own stream.
Southern Utah will start on vault, San Jose State will start on bars, Iowa will start on beam and Ball State will start on floor.
Ball State split its meet at Illinois with Illinois-Chicago last weekend. Ball State defeated Illinois-Chicago, but lost to Illinois. The Cardinals are currently ranked 48th with a regional qualifying socre of 193.730, including a season best 194.500 mark.
The Thunderbirds will enter the meet on a three-meet losing streak with a pair of defeats to Brigham Young and a loss at Boise State over the past three weeks. Despite the losses, SUU has scored in the mid-195's over the last two meets, including a 195.600 at Boise State, the second highest total for the T-Birds this season.
San Jose State will enter Friday on a three-meet winning streak with victories over Seattle Pacific, Boise State and UC Davis. The Spartans are currently ranked No. 41 with an RQS of 194.465, including a season-best 195.700, and season averages of 48.478 on vault, 48.360 on bars, 48.458 on beam and 48.645 on floor.
Iowa will enter the meet having split its most recent contests in a loss at Nebraska and win over Iowa State last weekend. The Hawkeyes are currently ranked No. 25 with an RQS of 195.600, including a season-best 196.375, and season averages of 48.900 on vault, 48.967 on bars, 48.314 on beam and 49.031 on floor.
The Cardinals will compete in the Mid-American Conference Championships March 23 at Kalamazoo, Mich.