March 25, 2002

Gymnastics Takes Fifth At ECAC Championships

March 25, 2002

WILLIAMSBURG, VA - The Bears closed out the 2002 season with a fifth place finish at the 2002 ECAC Championships, held at William and Mary. The Tribe won the Championship with a score of 193.600, edging second place Yale, who finished with a 193.375. Cornell took third with a 192.575, while James Madison finished in fourth with a 190.925. The Bears broke their school record scored with a 190.600. Penn (186.775) and Vermont (183.500) rounded out the seven-team field.

Brown sophomore Jayne Finst led the Bears with a 38.825 in the all-around competition, good for second place. The score broke her own record of 38.675 and narrowly missed a first place finish by .050.

Finst took first on the floor exercise with a 9.875 and took third on the beam with a 9.825. She also had a fifth place finish on the bars with a 9.775.

Freshman Kelly Moran took 10th on the bars with a 9.650, while classmate Melissa Forziat took fifth on the beam with a 9.775. Senior Jessica Buck also helped the Bears' cause with a sixth place finish in the all-around competition, scoring a 38.225.

The meet was the final competition for the three seniors on the team, Buck, Kate Hirschmann-Levy and Virginia Nuckols.