Gymnastics Places Fifth at EAGL Championships
Junior Erin Aiken and freshman Gillian Coleman lead Colonials to season-high score of 194.2
March 25, 2005
RALEIGH, NC - Led by All-EAGL performer Erin Aiken (Centreville, VA) and freshman Gillian Coleman (Boston, MA), the George Washington University gymnastics team finished fifth out of eight teams with a season-best score of 194. 2 at the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Championships Friday evening at host NC State's Reynolds Coliseum.
North Carolina captured its first EAGL Championship since 2002 with a score of 195.975, while Maryland (195.2) and West Virginia (195.2) finished in a tie for second. The host Wolfpack claimed fourth with a mark of 194.975, followed by GW, New Hampshire (193.25), Rutgers (192.625) and Pittsburgh (191.1).
The Colonials, competing in their first season as a member of the EAGL under 20th-year head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham, recorded season-high team scores of 48.65 on bars and 48.375 on beam, while finishing with scores of 48.325 on vault and 48.85 in the floor exercise.
Junior Amy Stack (Matthews, NC) was the Colonials' top performer on vault as she finished with a score of 9.75 to finish tied for 11th out of 48 competitors. Sophomore Jess Guilbert (Leesburg, VA) and Aiken each earned a tie for 15th with respective 9.725's.
Leading the way on bars was sophomore Maggie Parrack (Richardson, TX), who placed tied for 12th with a season-best performance to garner a 9.775. All-EAGL performer Tiffany Jones (Ravenna, OH) was GW's next best finisher, placing tied for 17th with a 9.75. In addition, Coleman equaled her season-best with a 9.725 to earn a tie for 23rd along with Aiken.
On beam, Jones and Coleman stepped up once again to lead the Colonials to a season-high score. Jones posted a 9.75 to finish T-17th, while Coleman set a new collegiate-best at 9.725 to place tied for 21st. Senior co-captain and All-EAGL performer Meagan Wilson (Lilburn, GA) scored a 9.7 to finish T-24th.
Coleman and Aiken each finished in the top 10 on floor out of 48 competitors to lead GW to a near season-high mark of 48.85. Aiken and Coleman each finished tied for ninth with respective 9.825's. For Aiken, the score resulted in a new career-best, while Coleman equaled her season-high in the event for the third time this season. Wilson, meanwhile, finished in a tie for 14th with a 9.8.
Aiken, the lone GW gymnast competing in the all-around, placed eighth out of 17 competitors with a total of 38.85, just .05 off her career-best.EAGL Championship Team Results
1. North Carolina, 195.975
2. Maryland, 195.2
West Virginia, 195.2
4. NC State, 194.975
5. GW, 194.2
6. New Hampshire, 193.25
7. Rutgers, 192.625
8. Pittsburgh, 191.1
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