Gymnastics Takes Second on Bars and Third on Floor at Wendy's Wolfpack Invitational
March 2, 2002
Raleigh, N.C. - Six teams journeyed to Raleigh, NC where NC State played host to the Wendy's Wolfpack Invitational. After a second place team total on bars (48.950) and third on floor (49.075), George Washington finished fourth (194.600) behind North Carolina (196.150), NC State (195.550), and Central Michigan (195.275) and before William and Mary (192.200) and James Madison (187.350).
Senior Devin McCalla (Dallas, TX) took third in the all-around with a score of 39.150. Out of 36 gymnasts, she placed second on the uneven bars with a 9.900 and seventh on the floor exercise with a 9.850. She finished in the top 20 on both the vault (9.750) and the balance beam (9.650).
Sophomore Rachel Mann (Atlanta, GA) also showed great skill. She placed seventh on the vault (9.775), scored 9.750 on the uneven bars, and finished fifth on the floor exercise with a 9.875.
Other Colonials with top performances include seniors Jessica Mantak (Colonia, NJ), Kelley Banks (Council Bluffs, IA), and Jamie McNally (Old Bridge, NJ) and freshmen Amber Melvin (Cincinnati, OH) and Stefanie Tocco (Melrose, MA). Mantak finished fifth in the all-around competition with a 38.925, her top performance on the balance beam where she placed 10th (9.800). Meanwhile, Banks tied Mantak on beam and scored a 9.775 on bars, tying Melvin for 11th. McNally finished 12th on floor with 9.825, while Tocco tied Mann on the uneven bars.
Senior Kelli Brown of North Carolina State won the all-around with a score of 39.550. She captured first on both the uneven bars (9.925) and floor exercise (9.9950). North Carolina Tarheel, Monica Middleton, took second with a 39.200.
George Washington returns to competition when James Madison University visits Washington D.C. and the Colonial's own Smith Center on Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m.
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