Gymnastics Finishes Third at Maryland Quad Meet

March 8, 2003


WASHINGTON, DC - The Colonials gymnastics team finished in third place at the Maryland Quad meet on Saturday, March 8 with a score of 193.675. Maryland won the event with a season high 196.025, followed by North Carolina at 194.925. Pennsylvania finished in fourth place with a score of 188.200.

Freshman Heather Kaufman (Austin, TX/McCallum) finished third overall in the all-around with a 39.050. Junior Rachel Mann (Atlanta, GA/Lakeside) had a tough night on the beam that dropped her to seventh in the all-around with a score of 38.435.

Kaufman and Mann led the Colonials to a 48.600 on the vault with scores of 9.800 and 9.750, respectively. Junior Lauren Bernstein (St. Louis, MO/Clayton) and freshman Amy Stack (Matthews, NC/Providence) each scored 9.700 to add to GW's total.

Mann scored a 9.850 on the uneven bars to help the Colonials to their best score of the season on the event with a total of 49.000. Senior Melissa Suter (Chesapeake, VA/Deep Creek) turned in her second straight solid performance with a 9.825, which tied her with freshman Tiffany Jones (Ravenna, OH/Walsh Jesuit) for fourth place on the apparatus.

The Colonials had a tough night on the balance beam. Kaufman was the high scorer for the team with a 9.750, followed by Bernstein who scored a 9.700.

Mann rebounded from a sub-par performance on the balance beam to finish second on the floor exercise with a 9.850. Kaufman also turned in a nice routine, which earned her a 9.800 and helped the Colonials to a score of 48.175.

The Colonials return to the mats on Wednesday, March 12 when they take on the same Maryland squad at Smith Center at 7:00 p.m.



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