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Gymnastics Travels to Rutgers for First Spring Break Meet

(photo by Alexandra Schmeling)
(photo by Alexandra Schmeling)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale gymnastics team is on the road again this weekend, traveling to New Brunswick, N.J., to take on Rutgers as well as Central Michigan, SCSU and Temple.  The Bulldogs seek to continue their steady improvement this season as they move towards the ECAC championships. 

The competition in this meet will be familiar for the Bulldogs, who have seen most of these teams in the past two years.  Yale faced Rutgers in a tri-meet at the beginning of last season, finishing third while Rutgers came in first.  The Bulldogs squared off against Central Michigan in another tri-meet last season, again finishing in third, while the Chippewas finished in second.  In this year's Bulldog invitational, Yale finished in fourth with 187.500 points, right behind SCSU, which scored 188.650 points.  In last season's ECAC championships, Temple finished fourth with 192.175 points, just ahead of Yale with 192.100 points.

Yale travels to Rutgers a week after a tough meet against Bridgeport, Penn State and Western Michigan.  The Bulldogs finished fourth, scoring 188.525 points.  Sophomore Camilla Opperman had a strong meet posting Yale's top score on both the floor exercise and the vault, two events she has excelled on recently.  Junior Morgan Traina was the high-scoring Bulldog on the bars and beam, and finished fifth in the all-around. 

Saturday's meet is the first of four meets that take place over Spring Break, as Yale will also travel to Bridgeport, Conn., and Washington, D.C., for the final two regular season meets and to Philadelphia for the ECAC championships.

Saturday's meet at Rutgers is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. 

Report filed by Lyon Van Voorhis '15, Yale Sports Publicity