January 25, 2004

Brown Gymnastics Wins Tri-Meet With Cornell, Ithaca, and MIT

Jan. 25, 2004

After a slight delay in Sunday afternoon's gymnastics meet at Brown, featuring Cornell and Ithaca, the teams finally got underway about 30 minutes late, with the addition of MIT, who was scheduled to compete at nearby Rhode Island College. However, the bars broke during warm-ups and MIT traveled across the city to compete with Brown, Cornell, and Ithaca.

The Bears won the meet, while improving to 4-2 on the season, and breaking the school record on the vault with a 48.050. Cornell and Brown were neck-and-neck throughout the whole meet, but Brown prevailed, defeating the Big Red, 189.875-188.950. Ithaca took third with a 184.700 and MIT finished in fourth with a 181.375.

Senior Jayne Finst (Delray Beach, FL) led the Bears with three first place finishes, including the individual all-around competition.

In the first event, Finst grabbed second for Brown on the vault with a 9.700, while freshman Caryn Leventhal (Roslyn, NY) took fourth with a personal best 9.650, helping Brown to a school record 48.050. In the next event, the bars, Brown was led by senior Gina Verge (Scituate, MA), who won the event with a 9.800. Finst tied for third with a 9.750, while sophomore Sarah Cavett (Hixson, TN) took fourth with a 9.675.

On the beam, Finst led all competitors with a 9.750, while Verge claimed second with a 9.525. The floor was the final event, which Finst also won, scoring a 9.825. Verge took second with a 9.725, while junior Melissa Forziat (Garden City, NY) tied for fourth with a 9.625.

Finst scored a 39.025 to win the individual all-around, while Verge took third in the all-around with a 38.675.

The Bears continue action on Saturday, February 7th when they travel to Pittsburgh for a tri-meet at Pittsburgh, with Cornell and Rutgers.