March 25, 2006

Elis Finish Fourth at ECAC Championships

March 25, 2006

KINGSTON, R.I. - Competing at the ECAC Championships at the University of Rhode Island this afternoon, the Bulldogs finished fourth with a team score of 188.80, 2.475 points behind repeat champion Towson.

Junior Miki Seltzer turned in impressive performances on the vault and on the floor. The California native's 9.700 on the vault earned her third place and she and freshman Kimberley So tied for fourth on the floor with scores of 9.700.

So - a freshman - performed consistently throughout her first ECAC Championship meet, finishing fourth in the all-around competition with a score of 38.225, just .275 behind all-around champion Christina Ghani of Towson.

Two other member of Yale's dynamite class of 2009 - Lauren Tatsuno and Alina Liao - had terrific turns on the balance beam. Tatsuno finished fifth with a 9.575 and Liao earned seventh place with a 9.550.

Final Team Results:
1. Towson (191.275)
2. William & Mary (190.350)
3. Pennsylvania (189.050)
4. Yale (188.800)
5. Cornell (188.800)
6. Rhode Island (188.375)
7. Temple (186.550)
8. Brown (186.050)
9. James Madison (183.725)

Top-Eight Finishers in Each Event:

Vault:

1. Christina Ghani(Towson) 9.750
2. Colleen Davis(Cornell) 9.750
3. Miki Seltzer(Yale) 9.700
4. Jordan Brewer(Penn) 9.675
5. Lauren Markowitz(Penn) 9.650
6. Christine Logan(Towson) 9.625
7. Lindsey Ribeiro(JMU) 9.625
8. Decelia Wilacy(Towson) 9.600

Bars:
1. Emily Rinaldo(URI) 9.925
2. Christina Ghani(Towson) 9.875
3. Stevie Waldman(W&M) 9.775
4. Kelly Gurney(URI) 9.750
5. Cristina Lindo(Towson) 9.750
6. Jessica Hannah(Towson) 9.725
7. Jess Randall(W&M) 9.725
8. Lauren Wurm(URI) 9.725

Beam:
1. Megan Gilbert(Cornell) 9.675
2. Randi Bisbano(Cornell) 9.600
3. Stephanie Ortiz(Penn) 9.575
4. Brittany Anderson(Brown) 9.575
5. Lauren Tatsuno(Yale) 9.575
6. Stacey Ohara(Cornell) 9.575
7. Alina Liao(Yale) 9.550
8. Jessica Caravello(JMU) 9.550

Floor:
1. Brittany Gibbs(W&M) 9.875
2. Christina Ghani(Towson) 9.825
3. Decelia Wilacy(Towson) 9.750
4. Kimberly So(Yale) 9.700
5. Miki Seltzer(Yale) 9.700
6. Kari Kucera(Cornell) 9.700
7. Jessica Hannah(Towson) 9.675
8. Emily Petkun(Penn) 9.675

All-Around:
1. Christina Ghani(Towson) 38.500
2. Jessica Hannah(Towson) 38.450
3. Stephani Ortiz(Penn) 38.350
4. Kimberly So(Yale) 38.225
5. Emily Rinaldo(URI) 38.075
6. Kelly Gurney(URI) 38.000
7. Jess Randall(W&M) 37.975
8. Brittany Anderson(Brown) 37.825

Report filed by Sean Singer '06, Yale Sports Publicity

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