January 24, 2003

Gymnasts Travel to Cortland for Meet

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The gymnastics team will compete in its first dual meet of the season when it travels to local rival Cortland tomorrow. The Red is coming off of a seventh-place finish at the George Washington Invitational last weekend.

After surpassing the 190-point plateau last season, Cornell managed to score just 184.525 points at last week’s invitational. Winning the event, North Carolina scored 191.500 points.

Although Cornell did not score well as a team, it received stellar performances on the uneven bars. Showing no signs of a letdown after a memorable freshman campaign, sophomore Meghan Miller began her second year with a bang, nailing a career-best 9.275 on the apparatus. Freshman Cathy Schell also excelled in the event, scoring 9.550.

Junior Denise Hurd and sophomore Larissa Calka each claimed seventh-place finishes at the invitational, with Hurd earning her placing on the vault, while Calka took seventh in the all-around.

Although the tumblers struggled in their first competition, they should improve as the season continues. And tomorrow’s meet, which begins at 1 p.m. will give the Red an opportunity to show that improvement.

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