Colonials Improve Overall Score for Third Straight Meet

Jan. 25, 2003


RALEIGH, NC - The Colonials traveled down tobacco road to square off with North Carolina State and Kent State at Reynolds Coliseum on Friday, January 24. Although the Colonials finished in third place, they were able to improve their overall score for the third straight meet with a score of 191.800.

Junior Rachel Mann (Atlanta, GA/Lakeside) tallied the highest score in the all-around with a season high 39.050, which included a first place finish on floor with a 9.900. Continuing her improvement, freshman Heather Kaufman (Austin, TX/McCallum) finished third in the all-around with a score of 38.400.

On vault, the Colonials were led by Kaufman who earned a 9.650 which landed her in fourth place overall on the apparatus. She was followed by Mann and junior Lauren Bernstein (St. Louis, MO/Clayton) who both scored 9.600.

GW struggled on the uneven bars where Rachel Mann finished in eighth place with a 9.700. The gymnasts will look to improve on this apparatus over the next couple of meets in order to continue increasing their overall score.

Mann showed her leadership on the balance beam where she won second place with a score of 9.850. Junior Lindsay Parks (Council Bluffs, IA/Abraham Lincoln) also stepped up and helped the team with a 9.800 in this event.

The floor exercise saw two Colonials establish career highs with Mann taking first place with a 9.900 and Lauren Bernstein taking sixth place with a score of 9.825. Lindsey Parks also scored well for the team placing right behind Bernstein

The Colonials will hit the mats next Friday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. in Gainesville, FL where they will square off with the University of Florida Gators and the University of Washington Huskies.



Team Results
1. N.C. State 195.050
2. Kent State 193.450
3. George Washington 191.800

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