February 21, 2010

Alaska Edges Brown 189.525-189.325

nchorage, AK- The Brown University gymnastics team did a great job during its final meet at Alaska Anchorage this afternoon at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. The Seawolves edged the Bears 189.525 - 189.325, but highlighting the meet was freshman Emily Lutfey winning the all-around competition with a 38.400.

On the vault, Alaska earned the top two spots, but Brown's Carli Wiesenfeld garnered fourth place with a 9.650 followed by a 9.550 from Lutfey.  Junior Chelsey Binkley earned ninth place with a 9.325 and Nicole Abdo registered a 9.300 for 10th.   Alaska combined for a 48.075 on the event while the Bears tallied a 46.575.

Rookie Julia Meyer earned the uneven bar title with a 9.800, as Alaska's Courtney Williams (9.7) finished in second and Shakea Sanders (9.6) earned third. Lutfey was Brown's top finisher on the event with a 9.550 for fourth place, while Lauren Hall finished in fifth with a solid 9.450.  Rounding out the scores was Izzy Kirkham-Lewitt in sixth with a 9.400, Wiesenfeld in seventh with a 9.350 and Binkley posted a 9.200 to earn ninth. The Bears won the event with an overall score of 47.550 as Alaska combined for a 46.625. 

Lauren Agostino of Alaska earned the beam title with a 9.750, but Brown's Meyer was close behind with a 9.725 for second.  Lutfey secured third place with a 9.700 and Kirkham-Lewitt followed with a 9.575 for fourth.  In sixth place was Wiesenfeld (9.200) and Abdo earned ninth place with a 9.050.  The Bears once again earned a win on the event, earning a 47.250 overall while Alaska posted a 46.575.

Both teams competed well on the floor, but Alaska came out on top with a score of 48.250 to Brown's 47.950.  Kelsey Fullerton and Shakea Sanders tied for first with a 9.775.  But Brown's Katie Goddard was right behind with a 9.725 to finish in third place, followed by Lutfey's and Binkley's 9.6 for fifth, Abdo's 9.550 for seventh and Wiesenfeld's 9.475 for ninth.  Rounding out the scoring was Hall with a 9.200 for 11th place. 

Earning the all-around title was Lutfey with a 38.400, as Alaska's Sanders and Williams earned second and third. Brown's Wiesenfeld tied for third place with a 37.675. 

The Bears are back in action this weekend when it hosts the Ivy Classic on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.  Brown will battle Yale, Penn and Cornell at the Pizzitola Sports Center.