The gymnastics concluded the home portion of its season in fine fashion, with a triumph over Vermont this weekend.
Leading the Way
On the strength of a solid effort from sophomore Abby Vedder, the Red outscored the visitors by a 184.925-171.550 margin. An All-American last year, Vedder finished in the top five in each event and captured the all-around title.
Freshman Denise Hurd added to the Red’s cause with an event-best 9.425 on the vault.
She rounded out a group of four Cornellians who filled the top five in the event.
The Red exacted similar dominance on the uneven bars. A trio of freshmen, Stefanie Daehler, Rachel Goldberg and Maia Hunnex, placed on the apparatus, while Vedder claimed the top spot on the event.
Daehler posted the best score on a single event, earning a 9.675 on the floor exercise. She competed in three events on the day, collecting two third-place finishes on the uneven bars and the floor exercise.
Sophomore Shannon Weiman led the tumblers to victory on the balance beam, garnering a score of 9.525. Vedder, Daehler and Nicklas finished second, third and fifth in the event, respectively.
The only gymnast from the home-side to compete in the all-around, Vedder finished the event only 1.6 points in front of second-best Erla Magnusson.
The squad has this week off in preparation for a March 17 engagement at Penn State.
The get-together in State College, Pa., pits the Red against the host Nittany Lions, Alabama and Rutgers.
Archived article by Gary Schueller