GW Gymnastics Scores Season High at Pink Meet
Colonials Set Two Event Season High Scores En Route to Second Place Finish
March 3, 2014
WASHINGTON - The George Washington gymnastics team set season-high scores on both balance beam and floor exercise and scored a season-best 195.650 en route to a second-place finish at the sixth-annual Pink Meet on Monday evening at the Charles E. Smith Center.
New Hampshire won the meet with a team score of 195.925 followed by GW with Maryland finishing in third with 195.425.
The Colonials scored 195.650, its highest team total this year and the best score since a 195.325 on March 17 of last season. GW added season-best scores of 49.075 on balance beam and 49.250 on floor exercise in addition to 48.875 on vault and 48.725 on uneven bars.
The Colonials placed five gymnasts on event podiums led by freshman Chelsea Raineri, who finished tied for first place on floor exercise with a career-high 9.90 and tied for second place on vault with a 9.85.
Senior Kiera Kenney tied her career-high score with a 9.875 in a first-place tie on uneven bars while graduate student Kayla Carto hit a career-high on vault with a first-place performance, scoring 9.875.
Carto also found the podium in the all-around, finishing in third place with 39.050, the first time eclipsing the 39.00 threshold in her career. The Davison, Mich., native used scores of 9.70 on uneven bars (13th), 9.675 on balance beam (t-12th) and 9.80 on floor exercise (t-11th) in addition to her stellar vault routine.
GW's best event of the evening was floor exercise where all six competitors scored a 9.75 or better. Senior Taylor Henderson tied for sixth with a 9.85, sophomore Taylor Redmond tied for ninth with 9.825, freshman Alex DeMoura tied with Carto in 11th place with 9.80 and junior Elena Corcoran added a 9.75 (14th).
Corcoran and DeMoura were also strong on vault, tying for fourth place with 9.825. Senior Sara Halliburton added a career-high 9.775 (9th) on the event while Henderson added a 9.75 (10th).
GW was led on balance beam by senior Betsy Zander, who tied for fourth place with career-high tying 9.825.
GW next travels to Durham, N.H., site of the 2014 East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Championship, for a quad meet with New Hampshire, Penn State and Bridgeport on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
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