Erin Aiken Leads Gymnastics to Third-Place Finish at Hearts Invitational
Feb. 12, 2005
RALEIGH, NC - The George Washington University gymnastics team finished third out of four teams Friday evening with a season-high team total of 193.475 at the 2005 Hearts Invitational hosted by NC State in Reynolds Coliseum. The host Wolfpack finished first overall with a score of 195.400, which was a season-high as well, while Iowa edged the Colonials for runner-up honors with a mark of 193.925. William & Mary claimed fourth with a total of 188.250.
GW was led by junior Erin Aiken (Centreville, VA), who finished in a tie for second in all-around with a season-high total of 38.475, highlighted by a pair of 9.8s on vault and floor exercise to place third overall in each event.
Junior Amy Stack (Matthews, NC) was GW's top performer on bars finishing in a tie for seventh with a 9.725 to help lead the Colonials to a season-high event total of 48.350. Senior Stefanie Tocco (Melrose, MA) and junior Tiffany Jones (Ravenna, OH) also performed well as each finished in a tie for 10th with respective 9.7s. In addition, Stack also earned a tie for fourth on vault with a mark of 9.775.
On beam, junior Heather Kaufman (Austin, TX) recorded a season-high 9.825 to earn a tie for eighth, while three Colonials finished in the top six overall on floor. Aiken's 9.8 made her GW's top performer, followed by Guilbert (9.775) in fifth and Kaufman (9.750) tied for sixth with a pair of Wolfpack performers.
GW (7-8) returns to action next weekend when it travels to State College, PA, on Saturday, Feb. 19, to face-off against No. 16 Penn State at 7:00 p.m.2005 Hearts Invitational Team Scores
1. NC State - 195.400
2. Iowa - 193.925
3. GW - 193.475
4. William & Mary - 188.250