The No. 6 Gophers hosted and beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 196.825-196.175 on Saturday, winning their fourth-straight meet to improve to 4-1 this season.
The Gophers started their night on vault, giving sophomore Tiarre Sales her first opportunity of the season to compete in the event. In turn, she scored a 9.825 for a third-place finish. Senior Paige Williams tied her season-high score of 9.850 for a split first place on the podium along with teammate Maddie Quarles.
The women moved onto bars next as junior Ona Loper and senior Ivy Lu shared the top of the podium scoring 9.875. For the second event in a row, the Gophers swept the top three spots.
The streak ended on the beam as the Gophers couldn’t sweep the podium, but Lu was able to pick up the gold again. She scored a 9.925, her highest score of the night.
The Gophers went into the final event of the night, the floor, with a 147.475-147.050 lead. The Gophers failed to get an event title, but Loper was able to get another podium finish with a 9.900. Junior Lexy Ramler tied her season-high with a 9.875 for a three-way tie for third place.
The Gophers are home again Sunday, Feb. 16 as they host No. 14 Nebraska.