GW Gymnastics Finishes Third at Kent State Quad Meet
Kenney Wins Uneven Bars and Raineri Hits 9.90 on Vault
Jan. 18, 2014
KENT, Ohio - The George Washington gymnastics team totaled 193.40 points on the way to a third-place finish on Friday night at Kent State's Quad Meet at Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
GW posted team scores of 49.00 on floor exercise, 48.975 on uneven bars, 47.50 on balance beam and 47.925 on vault. No. 12 Rutgers won the meet with a team score of 195.250 while No. 21 Kent State finished in second with 194.475 and Eastern Michigan followed in fourth with 192.750.
Freshman Chelsea Raineri posted the second-best vault routine in program history, becoming the eighth Colonial ever to score a 9.900 on the event. She tied for first place with Lisa Leal of Rutgers.
The GW vault record is 9.950, scored by Kristen Aiken (2004) and Kristen Simpson (2008).
Raineri also tied for second with a 9.850 on the floor exercise, tied for third on uneven bars with a 9.825 and added 8.800 on balance beam. Her all-around score of 38.375 placed her fifth overall.
Senior Kiera Kenney won the uneven bars for the second week in a row with a career-high 9.875, improving on last week's score by .025.
Graduate student Kayla Carto took fourth in the all-around with a 38.600 led by a 9.825 on floor exercise (T-4th). She added a 9.400 on vault (19th), 9.750 on uneven bars (T-12th) and a 9.625 on balance beam.
GW returns to action on February 2 and will face two teams from the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL). West Virginia will host the Colonials in addition to EAGL rivals Rutgers and Towson at 2 p.m. at WVU Coliseum.