GW Gymnastics Visits West Virginia For Tri-Meet Sunday
Colonials Resume Season Against Mountaineers and EAGL Rival Towson
Jan. 31, 2014
WASHINGTON - The George Washington gymnastics team returns to action following its idle weekend with a tri-met at West Virginia with East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) rival Towson on Sunday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum.
Despite being off last weekend, the Colonials still hold national team rankings on both the floor exercise and uneven bars. GW ranks 14th in the nation with an average floor exercise score of 49.013 and 23rd on uneven bars, averaging 48.750 per meet.
Individually, the Colonials have two gymnasts pacing the EAGL in individual event scoring while also earning national rankings.
Freshman Chelsea Raineri currently leads the conference in vault, ranking tied for 25th nationally with an average routine of 9.875. She also is tied for the conference lead and ranks tied for 40th in the nation on floor exercise with an average of 9.850.
Senior Kiera Kenney is the top uneven bars performer in the EAGL through the first three weeks of competition. Her average score of 9.850 paces the conference and ranks tied for 27th in Division I.
The Colonials are coming off a third-place finish out of four teams at the Kent State Quad Meet on January 17. GW improved its total team score from the first weekend, scoring 193.400, while also improving its uneven bars (49.975) and balance beam (47.500) scores from the first competition of the season.
West Virginia, a former member of the EAGL before moving to the Big 12 two seasons ago, carries a 2-3 overall record into the weekend, most recently winning a dual meet over defending EAGL Champion North Carolina on Jan. 26.
Sunday marks the first of four meetings with Towson in 2014 for the Colonials. The Tigers are 3-4 overall and 0-3 against conference competition.