UI roundup: Illini men's gymnastics wins at Iowa

UI roundup: Illini men's gymnastics wins at Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The third-ranked Illinois men's gymnastics team earned a narrow 404.700-401.850 victory over No. 10 Iowa on Saturday at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Illini won four individual titles, including Sebastian Quiana on floor (14.300), Brandon Ngai on pommel horse (14.800), Alex Diab on still rings (14.550) and Tyson Bull on horizontal bar (14.100).

In men's track and field

Illini place second. The Illinois men's track and field team scored 97 team points behind four event titles to beat out No. 23 Kansas for second place at the Rod McCravy Memorial meet on Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Ky.

No. 12 Kentucky won the event with 143 points.

Highlighting the Illinois performances were event victories from Matsen Dziedzic (68-0.5 in weight throw), David Kendziera (7.82 seconds in 60-meter hurdles) and junior Devin Quinn (6.79 seconds in the 60 meter and 21.42 seconds in the 200 meter).

In women's track and field

Choquette, Nwoko star again. Urbana native Nicole Choquette won the 800 meter and Chisom Nwoko set the sixth-fastest 400-meter time in program history, as the Illini placed fourth behind Kentucky, Kansas and Purdue at Saturday's Rod McCravy Memorial meet.

Choquette won her first 800-meter race of the season at two minutes, 10.50 seconds, beating out Kansas' Hannah Dimmick for top honors.

Nwoko finished the 400 in 54.16 seconds to place sixth overall.

In women's diving

Kuhn shines. For the second consecutive year, junior diver Madeline Kuhn came up big at the annual UIC Diving Invitational on Saturday, as the Bloomington native posted the top 1-meter diving score (285.35 points), as well as the fourth best 3-meter total (252.80 points).

In men's tennis

UI falls at UNC. Aleks Vukic had a big day for Illinois, knocking off No. 2 William Blumberg 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1 and also helping his team claim the doubles point, but the 12th-ranked Illini still lost 4-3 at No. 3 North Carolina on Saturday. Illinois fell to 3-1 on the season.