March 16, 2014

Gymnasts Record Season High in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Yale gymnastics team traveled to the nation's capital on Sunday to face George Washington and Towson in a spring break tri-meet.  The Bulldogs produced their highest score of the season, finishing third with a score of 191.750.  George Washington won the meet in their home gym, scoring 195.875, and Towson edged the Bulldogs for the second straight week, scoring 192.600 points to finish second.

On the vault, sophomore Camilla Opperman and junior Morgan Traina each scored a 9.600 to tie for eighth place.  Joyce Li was fourteenth with a 9.525. 

For the second straight week, Traina had Yale's highest score on the uneven parallel bars, scoring a 9.750 to finish in sixth place.  Brianna Chrisman and captain Ashley O'Connor tied for 10th place with matching 9.675 scores.

Traina continued her excellent meet with a strong performance on the balance beam, tying for third with a 9.800.  Anella Anderson and Brittney Sooksengdao tied for ninth with a 9.625. 

Opperman finished in third place on the floor exercise, scoring a 9.825.  Traina was eighth with a 9.750 while Li finished 12th with a 9.700. 

Train scored a career-high 38.900 to tie for first place in the all-around competition.  Li was fifth with a 38.050.

Yale is back in action this week with two meets, the first at Bridgeport on Thursday followed by the ECAC championships, hosted by Temple. 

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