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Gymnastics Welcomes the Wildcats for Dual Meet at Home

Jacey Baldovino '21. Photo by Linus Toy
Jacey Baldovino '21. Photo by Linus Toy

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coming off a one-point win against Ivy rival Penn, the Yale gymnastics team welcomes New Hampshire of the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) for a dual meet Sunday for its second consecutive home meet of the season.

"From the first competition to the second, the team has had tremendous improvement and growth. Floor exercise was outstanding as the team showed personality, poise and confidence. Our goal is consistency on all four events. They exceeded my expectations and I am excited to see them learn from the past two meets," said head coach Barbara Tonry.

The Bulldogs have a 2-0 record following the first two weeks of competition. New Hampshire is 2-1 after taking a win at home against Iowa last weekend. The program set a record-high on balance beam (49.425) en route to a first-place finish against Pittsburgh, Bridgeport and Temple in last Friday night's Raise The Bar Meet at the Whittemore Center.   

Both teams are led with experience, Yale sporting 11 upperclassmen and New Hampshire including 10 upperclassmen on their rosters.

Yale last faced the Wildcats in New Hampshire on Mar. 11, 2018, with the Wildcats beating the Bulldogs, 196.425-194.675.

"We still need to work on solid vault landings and some nerves on beam, but overall the team is looking great. I think we will give New Hampshire a competitive meet this next weekend," said Tonry.

The meet will serve as Youth Day. All youth attending the meet will have the opportunity to meet the gymnasts and receive autographs after the competition. The action will begin at 1:00 p.m. in John J. Lee Amphitheater and will be broadcasted on ESPN+ with JJ Duke and Allison Gaskins covering all the events.

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report by Anna Jennings '20, Yale Sports Publicity