Gymnastics Tops William & Mary, 192.975-185.100
Feb. 25, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC - Led by individual winners in all four events and a season-high score on the uneven bars, the George Washington gymnastics team cruised past William & Mary, 192.975-185.100, in a non-conference meet Friday evening at Smith Center. With the victory, the Colonials improve to 8-10 overall on the season.
GW recorded totals of 47.825 on vault, a season-high 48.575 on bars, 48.075 on beam and 48.500 in the floor exercise. Junior Erin Aiken (Centreville, VA) won the all-around title to lead the Colonials with a score of 38.250, her third-highest total of the season.
The Colonials grabbed the lead from the outset with a solid performance on vault. Junior Amy Stack (Matthews, NC) and sophomore Jess Guilbert (Leesburg, VA) shared the vault title with scores of 9.625, respectively. Not far behind, sophomore Emily Howarth (Columbus, OH) and freshman Carolyn Marckesano (Reston, VA) placed third and fourth, respectively, with marks of 9.6 and 9.575.
On bars, Aiken shared the individual title with the Tribe's Brittany Gibbs as each recorded a 9.75. Aiken's score marked a season-high. Junior Tiffany Jones (Ravenna, OH) and Stack tied for third at 9.725, which marked a season-high for Stack, while freshman Gillian Coleman (Boston, MA) eclipsed her collegiate-best with a 9.7 to earn a tie for fifth.
Senior Meagan Wilson (Lilburn, GA), who represented GW last year at Regionals on the balance beam, walked away with top individual honors tonight as she posted a season-best 9.725. Colonials' occupied the next five spots behind Wilson, led by Jones' 9.7 to claim runner-up.
The Colonials capped off their night with another strong showing on floor as GW occupied the top four positions in the individual standings. Wilson, Aiken and Guilbert all shared the floor title with respective 9.75s. For Wilson, it marked her second straight event title for the evening. Kaufman placed fourth (9.7), Coleman took sixth (9.55) and Stack earned ninth with a 9.0 to round out competition.
For William & Mary, Stevie Waldman (37.250) and Tricia Long (37.075) took second and third, respectively, in the all-around to pace the Tribe.
GW (8-10) is back in action when it hosts fellow EAGL member Maryland on Wednesday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. in Smith Center.Team Scores
1. GW - 192.975
2. William & Mary - 185.100