Gymnasts’ season-high not enough against Terps

The GW gymnastics team scored a season-high 195.475 in their third straight meet against Maryland but could not match the Terrapins’ own season high 196.650.

GW Head Coach Margie Foster-Cunningham said she was proud of her girls after the meet and called their high score “critical for regionals,” since regionals are based on season scores out of 200 possible points per meet.
Junior Lindsay Parks led GW with a score of 9.875 and finished second on the vault. Following Parks were junior Rachel Mann (9.75) and freshman Imogen Dall (9.65).

The girls rotated to the bars, where Mann tied a career high with a 9.85, good for third in the event. Freshman Tiffany Jones added a 9.825 while junior Melissa Suter scored a 9.8.

On the beam, sophomore Meagan Wilson scored a career-high 9.875 and finished in third place. Parks received a 9.75 and Mann ended with a 9.725.

On the floor, Mann took first place for the event with a career-high 9.95 and freshman Heather Kaufman placed third in the event with a 9.875. Parks got a score of 9.825, contributing to the Colonials’ season-high 49.200.

Junior Rachel Mann came in second all around with a season-high 39.275 and freshman Heather Kaufman came in fourth with a final score of 38.500.

Foster-Cunningham added that her young team has a bright future, noting that the team has four newcomers and two sophomores.

“The girls’ scores continue to improve overall, and we’re becoming more confident towards (the Atlantic 10 championship),” she said.

The Colonials’ final home meet is Sunday at the Smith Center against William and Mary before the team goes on to A-10s at Temple. After that, Foster-Cunningham said, they will “sit and wait for word on the NCAA’s.”

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