GW Gymnastics Tops Yale, 192.875-191.175 at Annual Pink Meet
March 8, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington gymnastics teams won three of four team events and had four first-place finishes on the way to a 192.875-191.175 dual meet victory over visiting Yale on Thursday evening at the Charles E. Smith Center.
Redshirt junior Monique Blount paced the Colonials on floor exercise and balance beam with career-high scores on both events. The Canberra, Australia, native scored a 9.825 on balance beam and 9.775 on floor exercise for two first-place finishes.
The freshman duo of Elena Corcoran and Courtney Willoughby led the Colonials on the vault with a first and third-place finish, respectively. Corcoran scored a season-high 9.775 for first place and Willoughby followed in third place with a season-high 9.725.
Sophomore Taylor Henderson tied her personal best with on uneven bars with a 9.725 for a fourth-place finish while classmate Kiera Kenney finished in a three-way tie for first in the event with a 9.750.
The Colonials scored a season-high 48.725 on the balance beam with all five gymnasts notching a 9.700 or better. Additionally, GW added a 48.450 on vault, 48.325 on uneven bars and a 47.375 on the floor exercise.
After a 67-hour break and 500+ mile one-way trip the Colonials will return to competition with a visit to the University of Kentucky for a tri-meet with the host Wildcats and Ball State at 2 p.m. on Sunday.