Yale Captures Fourth at Colonial Classic

March 12, 2005

Washington, DC - The Yale women's gymnastics team came in fourth place in the team competition at the Colonial Classic Invitational.  New Hampshire won first place overall with a 192.95.  Battling on their home turf, the host team George Washington University was second with 192.525.  Kentucky followed in third place with a 192.3, Yale was fourth with 188.400 and James Madison rounded out the five teams with a 185.325.

 

In the all around competition, Anne McPherson was awarded fifth place, scoring a 37.9. 

 

Overall, the Bulldogs were fourth in the vault and bars competition and placed fifth on beam and floor.

 

McPherson was the guiding force for the Eli's in the beam competition, contributing the Bulldog's highest score on the event, a 9.6 for seventh place.  Kathryn Fong scored a 9.575 on beam.

 

Miki Seltzer and Christine Lacy received the Bulldogs highest scores on the floor exercise, getting a 9.6 and 9.55, respectively. 

 

Lacy led the team in the vault competition, receiving a 9.5 for thirteenth place.  Seltzer contributed a 9.475 and Lisa Naito had a 9.35.

 

Once again, Fong shone on the uneven bars, tying for second place with an outstanding score of 9.85.  Sarah Peterson had the team's second best showing on bars, receiving twelfth place with a score of 9.7.  

 

The Elis will cap off their spring break on Sat., Mar. 18, when they travel down South to compete against the University of Florida in Gainesville. 

 

Reported by Christie Yang '06, Yale Sports Publicity.