Gymnastics Falls to Maryland, 195.400 - 192.975
Feb. 11, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington University's gymnastics team improved on their other home score by .475, but fell to Maryland, 195.400 - 192.975, on Wednesday, February 11 at Smith Center.
The Colonials got off to a rough start on the vault, scoring 48.350. Freshman Erin Aiken (Centreville, VA/Chantilly) finished in the top spot for GW with a 9.775 followed by senior Lindsay Parks (Council Bluffs, IA/Abraham Lincoln) and freshman Emily Howarth (Columbus, OH/Worthington Christian), who each scored 9.700.
GW then moved to the uneven bars, but had two competitors fall on the way to a 47.450. Sophomore Tiffany Jones (Ravenna, OH/Walsh Jesuit) battled through an ankle sprain to score a 9.775. Senior Rachel Mann (Atlanta, GA/Lakeside) tied with junior Stefanie Tocco (Melrose, MA/Melrose) at 9.750 to help bolster the Colonials score.
Coming off of their top score on beam in the past year versus William & Mary, GW turned in another solid performance on the apparatus, finishing with a score of 48.875. Junior Meagan Wilson (Lilburn, GA/Parkview) finished first for GW with a 9.825, followed by Aiken, who scored a 9.800.
Wilson led the Colonials again on the floor exercise with a 9.850, to tie for second on the event overall, and help GW to a total of 48.300. Mann finished right behind Wilson in fourth place with a 9.825.
Aiken competed on all four events for the first time in her career and finished with an overall score of 37.225.
Next up, GW will travel to East Lansing, MI to take part in the Spartan Invite on Saturday, February 14.