Gymnastics Finishes Third at Spartan Invite
Feb. 15, 2004
EAST LANSING, MI - The George Washington gymnastics team finished third at the Spartan Invite with a score of 193.550 on Saturday, February 14 in Jenison Field House on the campus of Michigan State. The Spartans finished first on the day with a 195.725, followed by New Hampshire, who scored 195.125.
The Colonials started their evening on the vault where they scored 48.275. Freshman Erin Aiken (Centreville, VA/Chantilly) continued her strong season, leading the Colonials with a 9.750. Sophomore Heather Kaufman (Austin, TX/McCallum) was next for GW with a 9.700.
GW moved on to the uneven bars where senior Rachel Mann (Atlanta, GA/Lakeside) turned in a 9.775 to help the Colonials to a 48.625 on the event. Sophomore Tiffany Jones (Ravenna, OH/Walsh Jesuit) finished right behind Mann with a 9.750, followed by freshman Maggie Parrack (Richardson, TX/J.J. Pearce), who put up a 9.725.
The Colonials had another rough night on the balance beam with a 47.800, despite junior Meagan Wilson's (Lilburn, GA/Parkview) 9.800. Freshman Jess Guilbert (Leesburg, VA/Stone Bridge) was the next finisher for the Colonials with a 9.675.
GW finished strong on the floor exercise, totalling a 48.850. Senior Lindsay Parks (Council Bluffs, IA/Abraham Lincoln) received a 9.825 for her efforts, followed by Guilbert and Parrack, who each scored 9.775.
The Colonials will continue to compete on the road when they travel to Kent, OH on Friday, February 20 to face Kent St. at 7:00 p.m.