PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University gymnastics scored a 193.150, eclipsing the 193 mark for the second time this season and placing second in a quad meet in its home finale on Sunday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
For the Bears, senior Anya Barca-Hall (Santa Cruz, Calif.) finished second on floor, freshman Emma Hansen (Cincinnati, Ohio) came in second on bars, and junior Julia Green (Exton, Pa.) placed third on vault. Seniors Claire Ryan (Greenwood, Minn.) and Regan Butchness (Barrington, Ill.) placed fourth on bars and beam respectively.
In the team standings, the University of Bridgeport Purple Knights won the meet with a 194.800 while Brown came in second within its 193.150. The Southern Connecticut State University Owls placed third with a 192.050, and the College at Brockport Golden Eagles finished fourth with a 190.975.
As a team, the Bears scored a 47.850 on vault, a 48.625 on bars, a 47.925 on beam, and a 48.750 on floor. The Bears moved from fourth place to second place after the second rotation and remained in that position throughout the remainder of the meet.
As part of the meet, Brown recognized its five seniors – Anya Barca-Hall (Santa Cruz, Calif.), Regan Butchness (Barrington, Ill.), Maggie McAvoy (Charlotte, N.C.), Anya Olson (Farmington Hills, Mich.), and Claire Ryan (Greenwood, Minn.) – for their hard work and dedication to the program over the last four years.
On vault, Green paced Brown with a 9.725 for third place while junior Gabrielle Hechtman (Bellmore, N.Y.) and Anne Christman (Amherst, N.H.) each scored a 9.575. Freshman Kate Nelson (Montara, Calif.) tallied a 9.500 in her debut on the event, and fellow freshmen Rose Domonoske (Park City, Utah) and Alyssa Gardner (Angola, N.Y.) each posted a 9.475 – a season high for Domonoske.
Hansen led the Bears on bars with a 9.825 for second place. Ryan came in fourth with a 9.800, matching her personal best, and Olson tied a season high with a 9.750. Making her debut for the year, sophomore Erin Howell (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) registered a 9.675 while Gardner notched a 9.575.
On beam, Butchness recorded Brown's top score with a 9.725 for fourth place. Domonoske followed with a 9.675 while Ryan, Hansen, and junior Cassidy Jung (San Marino, Calif.) rounded out the scoring with a 9.550, 9.525, and 9.450 respectively.
Barca-Hall took second place on floor with a 9.825 while Christman and Green each scored a 9.775, tying a personal best for Christman. McAvoy registered a season-best 9.725, and Hansen and Olson added a 9.650 apiece.
Next, Brown competes at New Hampshire with Kentucky and Yale on Sunday, Mar. 11 at 1:00 p.m.