Gophers finish in second place against Ohio State, Illinois State

first_imgMinnesota finished first in the beam event, earning a score of 49.100. Ramler had the top score of 9.900.In wake of the Michigan State scandal involving former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, Minnesota gymnasts wore teal pins to honor sexual assault victims. These pins will be on the uniforms for the remainder of the season. Hansen said she supports the women who have come forward to say they are survivors of sexual assault.“We want to show our support for those who have gone through really unfortunate things,” Hansen said.Minnesota will face Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday. The team will return home for a meet against Illinois on Feb. 9. Hansen said there wasn’t much of a difference between competing on the road and at home.“Being on the road is certainly a little bit different than what they’re used to,” Hansen said. “I’m proud of how they responded.” Gophers finish in second place against Ohio State, Illinois StateMinnesota posted its highest score on the floor event since 2004.Jack RodgersSophomore Ivy Lu performs her beam routine at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Jan. 20. The Gophers defeated the Michigan State Spartans 196.075 to 194.925. Erik NelsonJanuary 29, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintOnce again, Lexy Ramler earned a first place finish for Minnesota.Ramler won her third-consecutive all-around title in Minnesota’s meet against Ohio State and Illinois State on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. Her single meet score of 39.600 is the eighth-highest in University of Minnesota history.While Ramler triumphed, Minnesota finished in second place for the first time this season, earning a score of 195.755.The team had multiple falls on the bars. However, head coach Jenny Hansen said the team was able to recover.“That was [a] pretty tough way to start the meet. We have a lot of confidence in our bar team,” Hansen said. “They came back strong. The next four people on bars did awesome.”Sophomore Ivy Lu posted a score of 9.950 on bars, which is a career-high for her. Ramler tied for first in the floor exercise, earning a score of 9.950.last_img read more

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High speed: Spanish network to grow by 500 km in 2006-07

first_imgDuring the course of 2007, high speed infrastructure is due to be brought into service to Barcelona, Málaga and Valladolid as investment continues at an average €7·7bn per annum, writes Robert PrestonTHE NEXT section of the high speed line between Madrid, Barcelona and the French border, comprising 82·5 km between Puigverd de Lleida and Roda de Barà (RG 11.06 p699), was expected to open to traffic in mid-December. Works inspected by Minister of Development Magdalena Álvarez on September 19 were 97% complete, including the gauge-change installation at Roda de Barà that is equipped for both Talgo and CAF systems.It is hoped to open the 86 km between Roda de Barà and Barcelona Sants during the last quarter of 2007, but work is still far from completion – particularly on the approach to Sants alongside existing routes. Civil works still in hand include the 4·1 km Sant Joan Despí – Sant Boi section on Barcelona’s western outskirts where an 870 m long viaduct is being built over the River Llobregat and the FGC route to Martorell. This structure is expected to be completed in the summer of 2007.Before the end of 2006, the first section of the 155·5 km Córdoba – Málaga high speed line is due to open as far as Antequera. This will include new stations at Puente Genil and Antequera Santa Ana, where a gauge-changing installation equipped for both systems has been built. When the route opens between Antequera and Málaga during the last quarter of 2007, the fastest Madrid – Málaga journey time will be cut from 4 h 20 min to 2 h 30 min.At the time of a ministerial visit which took place on October 25, work on the Madrid – Segovia – Valladolid high speed line was 76% complete, and it is hoped to open the route during the last quarter of 2007. However, progress has been delayed by geological problems in the San Pedro tunnel between Colemenar Viejo and Soto del Real. Also including a 28·4 km tunnel under the Guadarrama mountain range, the new line will shorten the distance between Madrid and Valladolid from 248 km to 179·5 km. South of Valladolid at Valdestillas, a gauge-changing installation for both CAF and Talgo systems will be used by trains leaving or joining the existing main line between Madrid and Irún.CAPTION: CAF’s Brava gauge-changing equipment is fitted on the fleet of 12 Class 120 EMUs supplied to Renfe in conjunction with Alstom. Using the new gauge-changing installation at Roda de Barà, these will provide the fastest Madrid – Barcelona journey time of 4 h 15 min for the 612 kmlast_img read more

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