Sunday, March 8, 2015

GW Gymnastics Ties Season-High Score in Pink Meet Win

Chelsea Raineri ties for first on the floor exercise

From our friends at GW Athletics...

Colonials Total 195.725 to Down Western Michigan and Yale

The George Washington gymnastics team equaled its season-high team score by posting 195.725 to defeat both Western Michigan (194.825) and Yale (190.950) at the annual Pink Meet on Sunday afternoon at the Charles E. Smith Center.

GW totaled 49.225 on vault, 48.775 on uneven bars, 48.55 on balance beam and 49.175 on floor exercise, while having three gymnasts win four event titles.

Jillian Winstanley (center) wins all-around with a score of 39.20

Freshman Jillian Winstanley won the all-around with a score of 39.20 to lead the Colonials. She finished in first place on balance beam with 9.775 and set a new personal record on floor exercise with 9.825 (T-3rd) in addition to scores of 9.775 on vault (8th) and 9.825 on uneven bars (2nd).

Head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham advises Cami Drouin-Allaire (r)

Freshman Cami Drouin-Allaire took second place in the all-around with a score of 39.15. Her total was comprised of a personal-best score of 9.80 on vault (T-3rd), 9.625 on uneven bars (10th), 9.625 on balance beam (T-10th) and 9.85 on floor exercise (T-1st).

Sophomore Chelsea Raineri had a standout day on Sunday, winning the vault title by becoming just the fourth student-athlete in GW gymnastics history to achieve a 9.95. She joins teammate Drouin-Allaire, who achieved the feat on February 20, along with Erin Aiken (2004) and Kristen Simpson (2008).

Courtney Willoughby dazzles on the floor

Raineri also tied for first place on floor exercise with Drouin-Allaire by scoring 9.85.

Sara Mermelstein ties for third on the floor

The Colonials posted the top-five floor exercise routines of the day as senior Courtney Willoughby, freshman Sara Mermelstein and Winstanley each scored 9.825 to tie for third place behind Raineri and Drouin-Allaire.

Senior Elena Corcoran celebrates a 9.875 on the vault

Junior Taylor Redmond scored a season-high 9.75 to tie for third place on balance beam while senior Elena Corcoran added 9.875 on vault to tie for third place with Drouin-Allaire.

Taylor Redmond places third on the balance beam

GW will conclude its regular season next weekend with a home-and-home against East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) rival Towson. The Colonials will visit the Tigers for a dual meet on Friday night. On Sunday, GW hosts Towson for the Senior Meet at 1:00 p.m.

Click here for today's official results.