No. 21 Gymnastics Finishes Second at Winterfest Weekend
Colonials continue road swing at Gym Quarters next Friday
DENVER, Colo. -- The No. 21 George Washington gymnastics team totaled 195.900 to finish in second place at Saturday night's Winterfest Weekend tri-meet at Hamilton Gymnasium. No. 12 Denver won the meet with a 196.725 while No. 27 West Virginia placed third with a 194.875.
The Colonials (11-3) put forth team scores of 49.175 on vault, 48.975 on uneven bars, 49.025 on balance beam, and 48.725 on floor exercise.
Seniors Cami Drouin-Allaire and Jillian Winstanley both finished the night on the all-around podium. Drouin-Allaire finished second with a season-high matching 39.400 while Winstanely ended the night in a close third with a 39.350.
The Colonials started their night on floor, posting a team score of 48.725. Drouin-Allaire led the squad, finishing the event with a 9.875 while fellow seniors Alex Zois and Winstanley followed closely behind with scores of 9.750. Madeline Seibold posted a 9.700 and Sara Mermelstein finished with a 9.650 to round out the Colonials scoring.
GW then moved to vault, where the team posted a 49.175. Drouin-Allaire once again proved her prowess on vault with a team-high 9.900, while Winstanley earned a 9.875. Liz Pfeiler, Zois, and Mermelstein also posted solid scores for GW, with Pfeiler finishing with a 9.850, Zois scoring a season-high 9.825, and Mermelstein earning a 9.725.
The squad took to the uneven bars for the third rotation, finishing with a 48.975. Winstanley posted a 9.875 while Zois matched her career-high with score of 9.850. Drouin-Allaire earned a 9.800 and Pfeiler and McLaughlin both finished with scores of 9.725.
The Colonials' final rotation came on beam, where the squad closed the meet with a 49.025. Leading the squad on beam for the third week in a row was Winstanley, who posted a 9.850. Drouin-Allaire also had a strong performance on beam, finishing with a 9.825, while Zois and Pfeiler earned identical scores of 9.800. Mermelstein rounded out the score for GW with a 9.750.
The Colonials will head to St. Louis on Feb. 16 to face a field of top-ranked opponents that features No. 3 LSU, No. 14 Arkansas, and No. 18 Minnesota. The meet will be contested on podium, an elevated competition floor as seen at the NCAA Gymnastics National Championship.
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