Gymnastics Soars Past Air Force
March 14, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington gymnastics team continued their stretch of strong performances by scoring over 195.000 for the fifth straight meet. The Colonials blew past Air Force, 195.675-193.625, on Sunday, March 14 at Smith Center and scored their second highest total of the season.
GW took both first and second place on the vault as they totaled 48.675. Sophomore Erin Aiken (Centreville, VA/Chantilly) won the vault for the second straight meet with a 9.825. Freshman Emily Howarth (Columbus, OH/Worthington Christian) finished second on the event with a 9.800, while fellow freshman Jess Guilbert (Leesburg, VA/Stone Bridge) took fourth with a 9.775.
The Colonials swept the top four spots on the uneven bars (48.925) as senior Rachel Mann (Atlanta, GA/Lakeside) and freshman Maggie Parrack (Richardson, TX/J.J. Pearce) tied for first at 9.825. Junior Stefanie Tocco (Melrose, MA/Melrose) and sophomore Tiffany Jones (Ravenna, OH/Walsh Jesuit) tied for third after receiving 9.775 from the judges.
Senior Lauren Bernstein (St. Louis, MO/Clayton) set a new personal high of 9.875 on her way to winning the balance beam. The Colonials scored a 48.900 behind Bernstein and a pair of 9.775s from senior Lindsay Parks (Council Bluffs, IA/Abraham Lincoln) and junior Meagan Wilson (Lilburn, GA/Parkview).
GW also swept the top three spots on the floor exercise and finished with a 49.175. Wilson and Parrack tied for first at 9.875, a personal high for Parrack. Lindsay Parks finished in third place with a 9.850.
The Colonials will host former Atlantic 10 foes Temple and Rhode Island on Saturday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m. in Smith Center.