Hamline News

January 10, 2009

Weniger, Stenslie win event titles in season opener

UW-Stout won the team title, finishing first with 173.600 points. UW-Oshkosh edged out the host Pipers for second with 171.300 points to Hamline’s 171.175.

Senior Kristen Weniger (Eagan, Minn.) led the host Pipers, finishing third in the all-around with a score of 35.400 (8.975-vault, 8.900-bars, 8.050-beam, 9.475-floor). Her score on floor exercise also gave her the event title, while she finished second on the uneven bars.

The all-around title went to Stout’s Meghan Hargens (Jr., Rosemount, Minn.) with 36.775 points (9.375-vault, 9.400-bars, 8.800-beam, 9.200-floor). She also claimed the event titles on vault and uneven bars.

The fourth event title went to Brynn Stenslie (Sr., Renton, Wash.) on the balance beam with a score of 9.050. Stenslie posted the lone score about a 9.0 on that event.

Alex Hughes (Sr., Sioux Falls, S.D.) also posted a top-three score for Hamline, finishing third in the floor exercise with a 9.250. Stenslie was fourth in the event with a 9.200. 

The Pipers, who compete in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in gymnastics, will travel to Gustavus next Saturday, January 17, for a triangular with the Gusties and UW-Whitewater. The meet begins at 2:00 p.m.