Gymnastics

Gymnastics

UI Mens and Womens Gymnastics

The Illinois Mens Gymnastics team hosted Ohio State and the Womens team hosted Kentucky in dual meets at Huff Hall on Friday March 2, 2012.

Ruggeri, Maestas pace gymnasts

CHAMPAIGN — Paul Ruggeri won three individual titles and C.J. Maestas two, lifting Illinois' men's gymnastics team to a 355.100-341.300 victory against Ohio State on Friday night at Huff Hall.

Ruggeri claimed crowns in vault, horizontal bar and all-around, and Maestas was victorious in floor exercise and rings.

In women's gymnastics:

Roundup: Wrestlers finish fourth

STILLWATER, Okla. — When 184-pounder Tony Dallago pinned Oklahoma State's Chris McNeil to give Illinois a 15-13 lead against the top-ranked Cowboys with two matches remaining in Sunday's national semifinal, it looked like the fifth-ranked Illini might be headed toward a banner day.

Illini fall to Lions gymnasts

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Paul Ruggeri won the vault, floor exercise and the parallel bars but No. 3 Illinois dropped a 347.800-346.500 decision to No. 2 Penn State in men's gymnastics Saturday.

C.J. Maestas, who finished second to Ruggeri on the parallel bars, won the horizontal bar.

In baseball:

Riley claims event title

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Andrew Riley, who on Friday posted an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 7.69 seconds in the prelims of the 60-meter hurdles, won the event Saturday in 7.53 — the second-best time in the NCAA this season — at the Tyson Invitational. Teammate Cody Wisslead (8.04) finished seventh.

GodBold not enough for Illini

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Adrienne GodBold poured in a career-high 25 points, but the Illini didn't have enough firepower to match No. 15 Purdue on Sunday.

GodBold, who was 7-for-10 shooting off the bench, also grabbed eight rebounds in a 77-66 Illini loss.

The Illini trailed the Big Ten leaders by five with 10 minutes remaining before the Boilermakers pulled away.

Clinch no cinch for Nevolo, Illini

ATLANTA — Second-ranked Dennis Nevolo defeated ninth-ranked Kevin King in straight sets to lift No. 15 Illinois to a 4-3 victory against No. 19 Georgia Tech on Monday in an ITA Kick-Off Weekend consolation men's tennis match.

Illini gymnasts upset No. 1

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois coach Justin Spring didn't want to downplay his men's gymnastics team's come-from-behind victory Saturday against No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 7 Michigan.

UI Mens Gymnastics 1/28/12

Illinois mens gymnastics team scored 349.800 to win their meet vs. Oklahoma (347.700) and Michigan (339,100) at Huff Hall in Urbana on Saturday, Jan 28, 2012.

Illini wrestlers round into form

CHAMPAIGN — With just two duals remaining in the Big Ten season, Illinois wrestling coach Jim Heffernan is pleased with his team's continued progress, especially after the eighth-ranked Illini knocked off 18th-ranked Northwestern 26-10 on Friday at Huff Hall.