March 16, 2007
TOWSON, MD - The George Washington University gymnastics team scored a season high 193.750 for the second straight meet to finish secondin a tri-meet at Towson University with fellow East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) member, Maryland. The host Tigers took the meet with a a 194.5, followed by GW and Maryland with 193.150.
The Colonials got off to a great start in the first rotation posting a season-high 48.7 on the uneven parallel bars. Junior Abbey Myles and freshman Christa Devine both posted career highs with a 9.8. Junior Gillian Coleman and freshman Megan Quinn also set a new season high with a 9.75 and 9.725, respectively. GW's previous high was on the bars was a 48.525 at Kent State on March 9th. After the first rotation, GW was in second place behind Towson and ahead of EAGL member, Maryland.
GW just missed posting another season high on the balance beam with a 48.250, their second highest total this year. However, the score was good enough to win the event as a team on the night. Junior Gillian Coleman and senior Jess Guilbert both set season highs with a 9.75 and 9.7, respectively. Freshmen Lindsay Tom and Megan Quinn also had solid performances posting a 9.65 and 9.6, respectively. After rotation two, the team standings remained the same with Towson leading, followed by GW and Maryland.
George Washington scored a 48.1 on the floor exercise, the third rotation, to remain in second place with the Colonial's best event, the vault, remaining. Senior Jess Guilbert led the way with a 9.825, a season high for the tri-captain. Juniors Gillian Coleman and Carolyn Marckesano both posted a 9.775, both season highs as well. Senior Maggie Parrack also performed well with a 9.65.
The Colonials finished on the vault with a score of 48.7. Emily Howarth led the way with a 9.8, while junior Carolyn Marckesano and freshman Christa Devine scored a 9.75, both season highs. Sophomore Kristen Simpson scored a 9.725 and senior Jess Guilbert rounded out the scorers with a 9.675.
The Colonials are back in action on Sunday, March 18, when they take on the Ohio State Buckeyes and Rhode Island Rams at the friendly confines of the Charles E. Smith Athletic Center. The tri-meet will be the final home meet for seniors Jess Guilbert, Emily Howarth, and Maggie Parrack.
As individuals, five Colonials placed in the top three in their respective events. Emily Howarth won the vault with a season high 9.8. Jess Guilbert finished 2nd on the floor with a 9.825. Gillian Coleman took third on beam with a 9.75. Abbey Myles and Christa Devine tied for third on bars with a 9.8.