After a long string of mediocre meets, the gymnastics team finally broke out of its shell and scored a season-high 192.6 at the ECAC championships in New Haven on Saturday. The mark is a new school record, eclipsing the previous best of 192.575, set last year.
This score earned the team fifth place overall and a berth at the USAG Collegiate Nationals. William and Mary took the top spot with a 195.2.
Sophomore Meghan Miller led the Red by registering an outstanding 9.85 on the bars, a score worthy of first place. This is the second year in a row that Miller has won the bars at the ECACs.
About the Red’s performance Miller commented, “We’ve all had a tough year so far and it felt really good to put together a good effort at an important time.”
Consistency is Key
The Red was consistent throughout its ranks. Shellen Goltz finished 13th on the beam while teammates Cathy Shnell and Andrea Marvo were in the top 12 on the bar routine.
This meet proved to be a big turnaround from previous performances.
The gymnasts had yet to break 190 so far this year. Saturday, it eclipsed this number by over two points.
The Red will next be in action April 17 at USAG Nationals.
Miller said, “We will be ready to compete with confidence.”
Archived article by Mark Travers