Gymnastics Finishes Third at the New Hampshire Invitational
Feb. 15, 2003
DURHAM, NH - The Colonials gymnastics team finished third at the New Hampshire Invitational on Saturday, February 15 with a score of 191.425. Michigan State won the meet with a 194.325 followed by New Hampshire, which scored 191.875. Bowling Green placed fourth with a score of 190.900.
Freshman Heather Kaufman (Austin, TX/McCallum) finished fourth in the all-around with a score of 38.450. Junior Rachel Mann (Atlanta, GA/Lakeside) scored well for the Colonials and finished ninth in the all-around with a 37.800.
Kaufman led the Colonials to a score of 47.925 on vault with a 9.700. Freshman Erin Aiken (Centreville, VA/Chantilly) saw her first action of the season and helped boost the Colonials score with a 9.600.
The Colonials managed their best score of the season on bars with a 48.100. Freshman Tiffany Jones (Ravenna, OH/Walsh Jesuit) won the event by matching her season high score of 9.850. Mann finished sixth on the apparatus with a score of 9.625 followed closely by freshman Amy Stack (Matthews, NC/Providence) who scored a 9.600.
The balance beam proved to be tough on the Colonials for the second straight meet. Mann finished tied for sixth with a 9.725, but the team could only manage a 47.000 on the apparatus.
The Colonials did not perform as well as they normally do on the floor exercise and finished the event with a 48.400. Mann continued her excellent season on the event by finishing second with a 9.850. Junior Lindsay Parks (Council Bluffs, IA/Abraham Lincoln) also performed well and placed fifth with a 9.800.
The Colonials will travel to Morgantown, WV next Sunday, February 23, to take on the Mountaineers in a dual meet.
1. Michigan State 194.325
2. New Hampshire 191.875
3. George Washington 191.425
4. Bowling Green 190.900