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Phillips won the high bar and tied for first in still rings to lead No. 3 Illinois to a 354.600-339.100 victory against Illinois-Chicago on Saturday at Huff Hall. The event titles were the first of the season for the sophomore from Mahwah, N.J., who scored a career-best 15.100 in high bar. Phillips also tied a career high in parallel bars (14.700) while placing fourth in the event.
Varga won his first event title as an Illini while scoring a career-high 16.000 in vault. In addition, the Glen Ellyn native tied for second place in floor exercise at 14.800.