Michigan women's gymnastics finishes sixth at Super Six and more Saturday results
Two falls on the balance beam left the Michigan women’s gymnastics team in sixth place at the NCAA Super Six national championships Saturday in Cleveland.
Alabama edged defending champ UCLA to win its first national title since 2002.
Despite counting a fall, the Wolverines finished 0.075 points behind fifth-place Utah and three-tenths behind fourth-place Nebraska in the final standings. Michigan had the night’s highest score on the uneven bars, won by Wolverines senior Trish Wilson.
Kylee Botterman, who won the NCAA all-around title on Friday night, qualified for Sunday’s individual event finals in the vault, beam and floor. She’ll be joined by teammates Wilson (bars), Brittnee Martinez (bars) and Katie Zurales (vault).
MEN’S GYMNASTICS NCAA Event Finals: Michigan senior Ian Makowske is the national runner-up on the high bar for the second straight year and freshman Sam Mikulak earned All-America status in three events at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Mikulak finished third in floor exercise, fourth on parallel bars and seventh on vault. Adam Hamers placed fifth on the pommel horse. (Details)
WOMEN’S TRACK Tom Jones Classic: Michigan sophomore Jillian Smith ran the nation’s fastest time of the year to win the 1,500-meter run in Gainesville, Fla. (Details)
BASEBALL Akron 14, Eastern Michigan 7: Akron scored three runs in the eighth inning to take the lead and four more in the ninth to pull away for the MAC win in Ypsilanti. Ken Battiston and Zack Leonard had three hits apiece for the Eagles, who scored all of their runs in the first three innings. (Details)
Illinois at Michigan, ppd. The teams will play a doubleheader at Ray Fisher Stadium Sunday. The first game begins at noon.
SOFTBALL Miami (Ohio) 6, Eastern Michigan 0: Miami’s Jessica Simpson threw a two-hitter in Ypsilanti and the Red Hawks scored all six of their runs in the top of the second inning. (Details)
Davenport 10-7, Concordia 9-0: Karlee Despres threw a no-hitter for Davenport in the second game of its doubleheader sweep of the Cardinals.
Michigan at Illinois, ppd. The teams will play a doubleheader at Eichelberger Field in Champaign, Ill., on Sunday. The first game begins at 1 p.m.
MEN’S TENNIS Illinois 5, Michigan 2: The Wolverines won the top two singles flights but No. 17 Illinois swept the remainder of the matches for a Big Ten win at the Varsity Tennis Center. (Details)
MEN’S GOLF Illini Spring Classic: Michigan is in 12th place out of 14 teams after the first day of play at Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana, Ill. (Details)
Hawkeye TaylorMade Invitational: Eastern Michigan is in eighth place out of 11 teams after the first day of play in Iowa City. (Details)
WOMEN’S WATER POLO Michigan 11, UC-San Diego 7: Cara Reitz and Lauren Orth scored three goals apiece in Michigan’s win in San Diego. (Details)
WOMEN’S ROWING Michigan 7:11.15, Oklahoma 7:13.19, Indiana 7:15.66: The Wolverines win a weather-shortened regatta on Belleville Lake. (Details)