GW Gymnastics Takes Third at West Virginia Tri-Meet

Courtesy of: Dan DiVeglio

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Freshman Chelsea Raineri earned a share of the vault title for the third consecutive meet as the George Washington gymnastics team finished in third place at Sunday’s tri-meet at the West Virginia University Coliseum against the host Mountaineers and Towson.

West Virginia won the event with a team score of 195.500, followed by Towson (192.425) and GW (191.825). The Colonials registered team scores of 48.80 on vault, 48.00 on uneven bars, 47.825 on balance beam and 47.20 on floor exercise.

Raineri scored a 9.875 on vault to tie for first place on the event with West Virginia’s Nicolette Swonboba, continuing her streak of top-three finishes.

Graduate student Kayla Carto and junior Elena Corcoran each tied for fourth place with a score of 9.775 while freshman Alex DeMoura (9.750), senior Taylor Henderson (9.625) and Sara Halliburton (9.60) followed in eighth, 10th and 11th places, respectively.

Henderson paced the Colonials on uneven bars with a 9.775 to tie for third while senior Betsy Zander was the top balance beam performer of the day, scoring 9.750 to take fourth place. Raineri led the Colonials on floor exercise, tying for third place with a 9.80.

The Colonials will compete next weekend on consecutive days. On Sunday, GW welcomes Rutgers and William & Mary to the Charles E. Smith Center for the annual Brownie & Girl Scout Meet at 1:00 p.m. The following evening, the Colonials make the short trip to College Park, Md., to visit EAGL rivals Maryland, Pitt and Towson.