Gymnastics Outmaneuvered By Maryland, 195.800-195.350
March 3, 2004
COLLEGE PARK, MD - The George Washington gymnastics team scored over 195 for the third straight meet, but it wasn't enough as they fell to Maryland, 195.800 - 195.350, on Wednesday, March 3.
Sophomore Erin Aiken (Centreville, VA/Chantilly) scored a 9.825 on the vault to lead the Colonials to a 48.675. Freshman Emily Howarth (Columbus, OH/Worthington Christian) continued her strong season on the apparatus with a 9.775, while senior Lindsay Parks (Council Bluffs, IA/Abraham Lincoln) finished next for GW with a 9.750.
GW turned in a solid performance on the balance beam with every performer scoring at least 9.725. Junior Meagan Wilson (Lilburn, GA/Parkview) led GW to a 48.875 with a 9.825, followed by Aiken, who received a 9.800. Senior Lauren Bernstein (St. Louis, MO/Clayton) was the next finisher for the Colonials with a 9.775.
The Colonials scored over 49.000 on the floor exercise for the second time in their last three meets by totaling a 49.225. Wilson and Parks each scored a 9.875, while freshman Maggie Parrack (Richardson, TX/J.J. Pearce) received a 9.850 for her efforts.
GW returns to Smith Center on Saturday, March 6 to host the Nation's Capital Cup. They will compete against Pittsburgh, Towson and William & Mary.