Bears Finish in Third Place at UNH Invitational

DURHAM, NH – The Brown gymnastics team finished the UNH Invitational with a total of 191.850 points, enough for third place.  The host Bobcats won the meet with a score of 194.850.  Towson University finished just behind UNH with 194.675 points, while Yale rounded out the competition with a score of 190.925.

The Bears started the day with their floor routines.  Michelle Shnayder (Lincolnshire, IL) posted Brown's highest score for the event; Her score of 9.800 was good for sixth place.  Emily Lutfey (Los Angeles, CA) also finished strong, posting a 9.750 and finishing in eighth place on the floor.  A team score of 48.225 left the Bears just 0.225 points out of first place.
The second rotation took Brown to the vault.  Lutfey and Diana Walters (Austin, TX) paced the Bears, each scoring 9.650.  Shnayder also finished strong for Brown, totaling 9.625 points.  Rebecca Freedman (Plainview, NY) and Katie Rogers (Bethesda, MD) both finished with scores of 9.525. The Bears earned a total of 47.975 points for the rotation, leaving them in third place halfway through the meet.
Shnayder opened the third rotation scoring 9.575 on the uneven bars.  Alexandra Chretien (Commerce Township, MI) would earn Brown's highest score on this apparatus with a 9.775. Julia Meyer (Granite City, IL) and Nicole Abdo (Largo, FL) also turned in strong performances scoring 9.525 and 9.500 respectively.  Brown would finish the uneven bars with a team score of 47.850 and less than two points off the lead.
Corey Holman (Westford, MA) started the final rotation for the Bears, earning a 9.575 on the beam.  Allison Rubenstein (Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ) and Meyer closed out the rotation for Brown, each scoring a 9.675.  The Bears totaled 47.800 on the Beam, finishing the meet in third place.
UNH's Kayla Gray won the all-around competition with a total of 39.275.  Shnayder finished in seventh place with a score of 37.800.
The Bears will be back in action on March 10th at 1 pm.  Brown will travel to Southern Connecticut for a meet, also with Cornell and West Chester.