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MOUNT PLEASANT - Coming off a season-best performance, the Central Michigan gymnastics program heads to DeKalb, Ill., Saturday looking to claim its third-straight Mid-American Conference Championships title.
The Chippewas (15-6) finished the regular season a perfect 6-0 versus MAC opponents to claim their second-straight regular season title outright and will be looking to build upon their 195.525 score from last Saturday's meet versus Western Michigan.
Senior Kristin Teubner enters the meet as the reigning MAC beam, floor and all-around champion and will look to repeat her performance from a year ago in her final MAC Championships. Sophomore Brittany Petzold is also a defending champion in the meet after claiming the uneven bars title last season.
Saturday's championship meet will begin at 3 p.m. EST. Tickets are $10 for adults/$5 for youth and seniors and $5 for students of participating institutions with a student ID. Parking at the Convocation Center is $5. Information is also available on the Gymnastics Championship page at MAC-sports.com.
Follow the Action
Fans can follow all of Saturday's action by visiting NIUHuskies.com or clicking the links available at the top of the page. The Chippewas' official Twitter account @CMUGymnastics will also provide updates throughout the meet.
28 and Counting
With their win over Western Michigan last Saturday, the Chippewas extended to 28 their streak of consecutive wins over MAC opponents. CMU has reeled off 16-straight regular season victories and claimed 12 postseason wins in the process of claiming the last two MAC Championships. If CMU clinches their third-straight MAC Championships crown this Saturday, it would enter 2012-13 with a 34-win streak over MAC foes.
Three in the 39's
Central Michigan had three all-arounders with scores of 39-plus last Saturday at Western Michigan for the first time this season. Teubner paced the way with a 39.225, while Petzold scored a 39.100 for second place. Freshman of the Year candidate Halle Moraw accomplished the feat for the first time in her career, scoring a 9.7 or better in each event for a 39.050.
The Maroon and Gold lead the conference all-time with 12 titles, one ahead of rival Kent State. The two teams have combined to claim the last four MAC Championships and seven of the last nine. The Golden Flashes were picked to win the MAC Championships in the MAC Coaches Preseason Poll in January, while the Chippewas were picked to finish second.
|2012 Mid-American Conference Team Rankings (Based on RQS)|
|Vault||Uneven Bars||Balance Beam||Floor Exercise||Total|
|1. Kent State, 49.025||1. Kent State, 48.930||1. Kent State, 48.575||1. N. Illinois, 48.925||1. Kent State, 195.085|
|2. CMU, 48.855||2. CMU, 48.848||2. CMU, 48.520||2. W. Michigan, 48.815||2. W. Michigan, 194.375|
|3. W. Michigan, 48.830||3. W. Michigan, 48.790||3. N. Illinois, 48.345||3. BGSU, 48.785||3. CMU, 194.330|
|4. BGSU, 48.675||4. Ball State, 48.545||4. BGSU, 48.115||4. Kent State, 48.780||4. N. Illinois, 193.745|
|5. N. Illinois, 48.470||5. E. Michigan, 48.390||5. W. Michigan, 48.000||5. CMU, 48.755||5. BGSU, 193.630|
|6. E. Michigan, 48.410||6. N. Illinois, 48.380||6. E. Michigan, 47.920||6. Ball State, 48.625||7. E. Michigan, 192.780|
|2012 Mid-American Conference Individual Rankings (Top 5 based on RQS)|
|Vault||Uneven Bars||Balance Beam||Floor Exercise||All-Around|
|1. Rachel Goldenberg (Kent State), 9.850||1. Brittany Petzold (CMU), 9.850||1. Marie Case (Kent State (9.815)||1. Marie Case (Kent State), 9.865||1. Kristin Teubner (CMU), 39.185|
|2. Lauren Wozniak (Kent State), 9.840||2. Erin Rothrock (Kent State), 9.825||2. Ali Jamilah (BGSU), 9.810||2. Tanya Rachan (N. Illinois), 9.850||2. Marie Case (Kent State), 39.180|
|2. Lauren Bledsoe (WMU), 9.840||3. Rachel Guida (Kent State), 9.805||3. Kristin Teubner (CMU), 9.785||3. Kristin Teubner (CMU), 9.830||3. Brittany Petzold (CMU), 38.940|
|4. Kristin Teubner (CMU), 9.835||4. Lindsay Runyan (Kent State), 9.800||4. Megan Melendez (N. illinois), 9.775||4. Brittany Petzold (CMU), 9.820||4. Taylor Zondervan (WMU), 38.865|
|5. Danielle Wishart (BGSU), 9.830||4. Caroline O'Brien (WMU), 9.800||5. Taylor Noonan (CMU), 9.760||5. Natalie Sutter (N. Illinois), 9.815||5. Cepeda Carter (WMU), 38.720|
|5. Nicole Allen (Ball State), 9.830||4. Taylor Zondervan (WMU), 9.800||5. Kylie Fagan (CMU), 9.760|