Gymnastics edges W&M

The GW gymnastics team edged out a narrow victory over the College of William and Mary Sunday evening, 194.100-193.150. William and Mary sophomore Brittany Gibbs turned in the best individual performance of the night, placing first on the vault, uneven bars and balance beam and breaking two school records in the process. But the Colonials used a team effort and strong performances on the vault and balance beam to earn the victory.

The Tribe led by two tenths of a point going into the final rotation, but GW’s 49.400 on the balance beam sealed its comeback. Senior Lindsay Parks had the highest all-around score for the Colonials with a 29.450, good for third overall. Sophomore Erin Aiken and freshman Maggie Parrack finished behind her with 29.400 and 28.875, respectively.

In their third meet of the season, the Colonials turned in their second highest overall performance. They scored 194.175 at the University of Kentucky on Jan. 30 after tallying a 192.500 in the GW Invitational on Jan. 18.

Next up for GW is the second of five home meets this season. The Colonials host Maryland Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Smith Center.

-Brian Costa

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