Gymnastics Comes From Behind to Nip William & Mary, 194.100-193.150
Parks Finishes Second on Vault and Balance Beam
Feb. 9, 2004
WILLIAMSBURG, VA - The George Washington gymnastics team won their first dual-meet of the season by defeating William & Mary, 194.100-193.150, on Sunday, February 8. The Colonials scored above 194 for the second meet in a row, something they accomplished only three times all of last season. GW was led by senior Lindsay Parks (Council Bluffs, IA/Abraham Lincoln), who finished in the top two on both vault and beam, and sophomore Erin Aiken (Centreville, VA/Chantilly), who finished third on both vault and bars. Junior Meagan Wilson (Lilburn, GA/Parkview) also had a strong meet, finishing second on the beam and third on the floor exercise.
GW fell behind after the first rotation, scoring a 47.700 on the uneven bars, while William & Mary scored 48.700 on vault. Aiken was the top Colonials finisher on the apparatus with a 9.700, followed by senior Rachel Mann (Atlanta, GA/Lakeside) with a 9.675 and freshman Maggie Parrack (Richardson, TX/J.J. Pearce), who scored a 9.650.
The Colonials remained in second after the second rotation, 96.950-95.525, despite scoring a season-high 48.825 on the vault. Parks finished in second on the event with a 9.875, followed by Aiken, who scored 9.850. Freshman Emily Howarth (Columbus, OH/Worthington Christian), competing on her only event, made a strong contribution, placing fourth with a 9.825.
GW made up some ground after the third rotation, bringing themselves within .200, by scoring a 48.175 on the floor exercise. Wilson was the top finisher for the Colonials, in third place, with a 9.700. She was followed by Parks and Mann, who scored 9.675 and 9.650, respectively.
The Colonials needed a big finish on the balance beam, their weakest event so far this season, and the lineup came out of nowhere to score a 49.400, with each performer setting a career high. Wilson and Parks led the charge with both athletes at 9.900. They were closely followed by senior Lauren Bernstein (St. Louis, MO/Clayton), who scored 9.875.
The gymnasts return home on Wednesday, February 11, when they host Maryland at 7:00 p.m.
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