No. 21 Gymnastics Tops Field to Win Pink Meet
Colonials continue hot streak with fourth-straight victory
WASHINGTON -- In its return to the Charles E. Smith Center, the No. 21 George Washington gymnastics team cracked the 196.00 threshold for the second time this season en route to a first-place finish at its annual Pink Meet on Sunday afternoon.
GW totaled a season-high 196.525 to finish the day first on the podium, behind team scores of 49.225 on vault, 49.075 on uneven bars, 48.900 on balance beam, and 49.325 on floor exercise. Kent State finished second with a 195.325, while William & Mary took third (193.225) and UW-Oshkosh finished fourth (190.975).
Jillian Winstanley completed the day with a second-place finish on all-around podium, scoring a season-high 39.525, a mark that ranks first in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL). Fellow senior co-captain Cami Drouin-Allaire joined Winstanley on the podium in third place with a 39.325, while Alex Zois finished fourth with a career-high 39.200.
GW started the day on vault, where the squad posted a stellar season-high 49.225 to finish the first round of competition. The Colonials were led by Winstanley and Drouin-Allaire who both earned top-scores of 9.900. Fellow senior Liz Pfeiler finished with a 9.85 while Alex Zois and Cydney Crasa had career-high performances, earning scores of 9.800 and 9.775 respectively.
The momentum continued for the Colonials on bars, where they finished with a season-high 49.075. Behind a team-high 9.875 performance by Winstanley, Pfeiler posted a solid 9.85, Rachel Kaplan scored a season-high 9.80 to match veteran Drouin-Allaire, and Zois scored a 9.75 to give GW its best performance on the event this season.
GW then took to beam, where the squad continued its dominance to earn a score of 48.900. Winstanely proved her prowess on beam with a team-high 9.875, while Mermelstein, Zois, and Pfeiler all earned scores of 9.775. Drouin-Allaire finished with a 9.70 to round out the Colonials' scoring.
GW finished the meet on floor, where the team had its best event of the day, finishing with a season-high 49.325. Drouin-Allaire led the Buff and Blue with a career-high matching 9.925, while Zois and Winstanley matched with scores of 9.875. For Zois, the 9.875 marked a career-high. Crasa also had a career-high performance, earning a score of 9.850. Seibold closed out the day of competition with a 9.800.
LOOK AHEAD: The Colonials will start a stretch of four consecutive road meets next Friday, February 10 when they visit Denver for a tri-meet with West Virginia at 6:00 p.m. at Hamilton Gymnasium.
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