No. 18 Gymnastics Places Third at Gym Quarters Invitational
Colonials post season-high scores on vault and balance beam
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- The No. 18 George Washington gymnastics squad totaled 195.650 to finish in third-place at Friday night's Gym Quarters Invitational at St. Charles Family Arena.
No. 4 LSU won the meet with 198.075 while No. 20 Mizzou placed second with 196.025. The Colonials (12-5) finished ahead of No. 8 Arkansas (195.575).
The Colonials put forth team scores of 49.250 on vault, 47.950 on uneven bars, 49.200 on balance beam, and 49.250 on floor exercise.
GW had its best event of the night on vault, where the squad posted a season-high score of 49.250. Four Colonials matched their season-highs, with Cami Drouin-Allaire earning a team-high 9.925, Jillian Winstanley scoring a 9.900, Liz Pfeiler posting a 9.875, and Alex Zois finishing with a 9.825. Cydney Crasa and Sara Mermelstein rounded out the season-high vault score with matching 9.725s.
The Colonials finished with a 47.950 on bars. Pfeiler matched her season-high with a 9.775, while Zois and Julia McLaughlin both earned scores of 9.700.
The Buff and Blue also had a strong showing on balance beam, where the team posted a season-high 49.200. Winstanley led the pack with a career-high 9.925 as fellow co-captains Drouin-Allaire and Mermelstein matched their season highs with a 9.825 and 9.775, respectively. Pfeiler finished with a 9.875 and Zois scored a 9.800 to contribute to the season-high team score.
GW rounded out its evening with a 49.250 on floor. Winstanley and Drouin-Allaire led the team with scores of 9.875 while Mermelstein followed closely behind with a season-high 9.850. Zois and Crasa rounded out the Colonials' score, each earning a 9.825.
LOOK AHEAD: The Colonials will compete in two more road meets before returning home to the Charles E. Smith Center. GW will first go head-to-head with Penn State on Feb. 24 before visiting the site of the 2018 EAGL Championships for a tri-meet with EAGL foe Towson and Rutgers on March 2.
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