February 28, 2006

Gymnasts Capture Ivy Classic

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Cornell’s three most experienced gymnasts stepped up in their team’s biggest meet of the season, earning three individual event wins this past weekend in the Ivy Classic held at Brown. Cornell narrowly edged Brown by a final team score of 188.250 to 188.050 for its first Ivy Classic title since 2002.

Senior Cathy Schnell won on the bars with a score of 9.650, sophomore Colleen Davis shared first place in the vault with a 9.650, and junior Randi Bisbano clinched the title with a clutch win on the beam, scoring a 9.775 in Cornell’s final event. With her win in the bars, Schnell has come full circle in her Cornell gymnastics career, having won Ivy Classic bars titles in both her freshman and senior seasons.

Head coach Paul Beckwith characterized the team performance as “the most successful” of Cornell’s recent Ivy Classic wins.

“To have a team win, plus getting firsts in three events from our three veteran gymnasts