Gymnastics Finishes Third at Kentucky Quad Meet
Sophomore Jess Guilbert records career-best 9.850 on vault to lead GW
Feb. 4, 2005
LEXINGTON, KY - The George Washington University gymnastics team placed third out of four squads with a score of 191.250 Friday evening at Kentucky in front of 2,358 fans in Memorial Coliseum. The 18th-ranked host Wildcats finished first with a team total of 195.525, followed by 19th-ranked Ohio State with a score of 193.125. Ball State placed fourth at 191.025.
The Colonials highest event total came on vault where GW scored 48.600 to finish just behind Kentucky at 49.100. Sophomore Jess Guilbert (Leesburg, VA) recorded a career-high 9.850 to finish runner-up overall on vault to lead the Colonials, while junior Erin Aiken (Centreville, VA) posted a season-high 9.825 to finish in a tie for third. Sophomore Maggie Parrack (Richardson, TX) also placed among the top 10 overall with a season-high 9.750.
Junior Tiffany Jones (Ravenna, OH) was GW's top performer on both bars and beam as she recorded season-highs in each event. On bars, Jones finished 10th individually with a mark of 9.750, while scoring a 9.725 on beam to earn a tie for fifth.
On floor, senior Meagan Wilson (Lilburn, GA) finished with a season-high score of 9.675 to claim a tie for 12th, while junior Amy Stack (Matthews, NC) and freshman Gillian Coleman (Boston, MA), making her collegiate debut on floor, each recorded a 9.525.
UK's Michelle Gales won the all-around crown with a score of 39.250. Aiken, meanwhile, placed seventh with a total of 37.725 as the lone Colonial competing all-around.
GW (6-6) is back in action when it travels to Raleigh, NC, on Friday, Feb. 11, for the Sweetheart Invitational hosted by NC State at 7:00 p.m. The meet features the host Wolfpack and Iowa.
For full results, click here. Kentucky vs. GW, Ball State and Ohio State Team Results
1. No. 18 Kentucky, 195.525
2. No. 19 Ohio State, 193.125
3. GW, 191.250
4. Ball State, 191.025