January 21, 2008

Brown Finishes Third at Cal State Fullerton

Jan. 21, 2008

Fullerton, CA - The Brown gymnastics team (3-2) earned a team score of 183.025 to place third at a meet at Cal State Fullerton on Sunday afternoon. UCLA placed first with a 196.125, while Cal State Fullerton took second with a 191.025. In fourth place was Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a team score of 176.525.

Rachel Foodman (San Diego, CA) was Brown's top finisher on the vault this afternoon, earning a 9.350 for 13th place. Freshmen Chelsey Binkley (Marietta, GA) and Melissa Bowe (Barnstable, MA) both finished with 9.30 for 14th.

Freshman Victoria Zanelli (Katy, TX) was the Bears' top scorer on the bars, earning a 9.475 for ninth place. Binkley's 9.375 and freshmanVida Rivera's (Jackson Heights, NY) 9.250 earned 12th and 13th place, respectively.

Junior Jennifer Sobuta (Maynard, MA) placed 10th on the balance beam with a 9.60. Also turning in solid performances was Zanelli (9.350) and Rivera (9.225). On the floor exercise, junior Whitney Diederich (Naperville, IL) topped Brown's scoring with a 9.550 for 12th, while Binkley finished right behind with 9.425. Also contributing was junior Stephanie Albert with a 9.400.

Brown's Binkley, Zanelli and Sobuta each competed all-around. Binkley's 36.975 earned her fifth, while Zanelli tallied a 36.625 for sixth, and Sobuta finished in seventh with a 35.875.

Brown returns home next Sunday afternoon (Jan. 27) at 1:00 p.m. as the Bears host Bowling Green State University, M.I.T., Bridgeport and West Chester at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

TEAM SCORES
1. UCLA - 196.125
2. Cal State Fullerton - 191.025
3. Brown University - 183.025
4. Wisconsin-Eau Claire - 176.525