Piscataway, NJ- The Brown University gymnastics team tallied a season high score of 190.125 to earn second in a tri-meet hosted at Rutgers this afternoon. Rutgers finished in first with a 192.375, and Cortland University placed third with a 188.625.
On the vault, Rebecca Freedman (Plainview, NY) led the Bears with a 9.700 for sixth place, and junior teammate Emily Lutfey (Los Angeles, CA) followed with a 9.675 for seventh. Next, sophomore Michelle Shnayder (Lincolnshire, IL) finished in ninth with a 9.650 and Danielle Hoffman (Bedford, NY) turned in a 9.600 for 12th. Rounding out the Bears' competitors was senior Carli Wiesenfeld (9.525) and sophomore Katie Rogers (9.475).
Junior Nicole Abdo (Largo, FL) was the Bears top scorer on the bars posting a 9.625 for fifth place and junior Julia Meyer (Granite City, IL) earned seventh with a 9.575. Shnayder followed in 11th place with a 9.450, senior Lilly Siems (Baltimore, MD) came in 12th with a 9.300 and junior Lauren Hall (Charlton, MA) earned 15th with a 9.050. Junior Kasey Haas (Charlotte, NC) turned in an 8.500 for 18th place as the Bears earned a 47.00 as a team on the event.
On the balance beam, Lutfey placed third with a 9.625 to earn the Bears best finish on the event and Abdo followed right behind with a 9.600 for fourth place. In seventh place was Allison Rubenstein with a 9.525 and Meyer posted a 9.200 for a 10th place finish. Shnayder (8.675) and Freedman (8.575) rounded out the Bears' competitors earning 15th and 17th place, respectively, as Brown tallied a team score of 46.625.
The Bears best event of the day, the floor exercise, Brown earned a meet-high 48.350. Lutfey, the Bears top scorer, finished in second with a 9.800, and was followed by a fourth place finish by senior Katie Goddard (9.725). In seventh with a 9.700 was Shnayder, as Rubenstein earned 12th with a 9.575. Also competing was Abdo (9.550) and Hoffman (8.875), who earned 13th and 18th place finishes, respectively.
Shnayder was Brown's only all-around competitor this afternoon. She finished in fourth place overall with a score of 37.475.
The Bears will now travel to Dallas, Texas to compete in the Metroplex Challenge where they will take on Stanford and Bridgeport.
Photo of Emily Lutfey by Stew Milne/ReActionphotos.com