Gymnastics Sets Season High In Winning the Nation's Capital Cup
March 6, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington gymnastics team set a three year high in winning the Nation's Capital Cup on Saturday, March 6. The Colonials finished the meet with a 195.975, followed by Towson (194.675), Pittsburgh (193.675), William & Mary (191.950) and Yale (191.575). This was the fourth time in a row that GW scored in the 195s on the season.
Sophomore Erin Aiken (Centreville, VA/Chantilly) took first place on the vault with a 9.950 as the Colonials scored a 49.025. Senior Lindsay Parks (Council Bluffs, IA/Abraham Lincoln) finished in third place with a 9.850, while freshmen Emily Howarth (Columbus, OH/Worthington Christian) and Jess Guilbert (Leesburg, VA/Stone Bridge) each scored 9.750.
The Colonials scored a 48.625 on the uneven bars led by senior Rachel Mann (Atlanta, GA/Lakeside), who received a 9.825. Aiken and junior Stefanie Tocco (Melrose, MA/Melrose) were next for GW with a pair of 9.750s.
GW had two performers tie for second place on the balance beam with junior Meagan Wilson (Lilburn, GA/Parkview) and sophomore Heather Kaufman (Austin, TX/McCallum) each scoring 9.850. Guilbert added a 9.800 as the Colonials scored 49.025.
The Colonials had a great night on the floor exercise with two gymnasts scoring 9.900 and only one gymnasts scoring below 9.825. Mann and Parks both received 9.900s to tie for second place, while Kaufman received a 9.850 and Wilson and Guilbert each scored 9.825.
GW will take on Towson and Yale again on Wednesday, March 10 in Towson, MD at 7:00 p.m.