GW Gymnastics Visits New Hampshire for Quad Meet on Saturday

GW set a season-high score on balance beam in Monday night's Pink Meet at Smith Center.

March 7, 2014

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WASHINGTON - The George Washington gymnastics team returns to action on Saturday afternoon in a quad meet with host New Hampshire, No. 18 Penn State and Bridgeport at Ludholm Gymnasium at 4:00 p.m.

The Colonials scored a season-high 195.650 with season-best marks on both balance beam (49.075) and floor exercise (49.250) en route to a second-place finish at Monday's Pink Meet at the Charles E. Smith Center. New Hampshire won the event with a 195.925.

Five Colonials' gymnasts earned spots on event podiums led by freshman Chelsea Raineri, who tied for first on floor exercise with a career-high 9.90 and tied for second place on vault with a 9.85.

Raineri entered this week of competition ranked second in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) on vault with a regional-qualifying (RQS) score of 9.875. She also leads the conference with an average vault routine of 9.879 and ranks eighth with a floor exercise RQS of 9.810.

Senior Kiera Kenney is ranked seventh on uneven bars (as of March 3) with a RQS of 9.770.

As a team, the Colonials entered the competition week as the fourth-best vaulting team in the conference with a RQS of 48.805. GW also ranks fifth on uneven bars (48.525), sixth on floor exercise (48.685) and eighth on balance beam (47.520) .

Saturday marks the second of three scheduled meets that involve both GW and New Hampshire with the upcoming East Atlantic League Championships taking place at the Wildcats' home facility on March 22.



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