Feb. 26, 2005
New Haven, CT - The Brown gymnastics team had its highest team finish in this afternoon's meet earning a 186.050 mark, finish fourth at the Ivy Gymnastics Classic. Yale placed first a 191.525 team score, while Cornell placed second with a 189.075 mark. Last year's Ivy Classic winner Pennsylvania came in third with a total team score of 188.525.
The Bears had a strong performance on vault, having freshman Sarah Durning (Roswell, GA) lead the Bears with a 9.55 for a fourth place finish. Junior Jessica McNell (Darien, CT) earned a 9.425 mark to round Brown's top finishers in the event.
The beam once again did the Bears in only having Smith and junior Mandi Baughman (Exeter, NH) turn in marks over 9.0. Smith recorded a 9.150 mark while Baughman finished with a 9.100.
Senior tri-captain Melissa Forziat (Garden City, NY) led the Bears on the floor exercise with a 9.650 mark while Smith finished the event with a 9.600. Turning in her season best on floor exercise Durning closed out the event with a 9.625 mark.
The Bears will return to action at home on Sunday, March 6th against West Chester at 1:00 p.m.. The meet will mark the final home competition for seniors Melissa Forziat, Maya Vandiveloo and Kelly Moran.