2006-07 Gymnastics News
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April 21, 2007
The Centenary gymnastics team continued to perform well at the USA Gymnastics National Championships in Seattle and scored a 191.675 to take third place in the event. Top-seeded Towson (195.625) earned the title, while Seattle Pacific (193.150) and Texas Woman's University (191.650) finished second and fourth respectively.
April 18, 2007
SEATTLE - The Centenary gymnastics team will begin competition in the 2007 USA Gymnastics National Championships hosted by Seattle Pacific University on Thursday. The Ladies are appearing in the event for the seventh straight year under Coach Bill Hardy, who has led the program to nationals in every season during his tenure. The Ladies won the USAG crown in 2004 and look for a good showing this time around as well.
March 17, 2007
Mandy Bennett SHREVEPORT —The Centenary gymnastics team honored seniors Jessie Angus and Kristina Menne in an emotional post-meet ceremony on Saturday in the Gold Dome. Although the Ladies performed well, scoring a season-best team score of 192.150, the Redhawks were too strong in posting a 194.150 for the win.   Southeast Missouri State took all four events over Centenary with the Ladies coming very close to winning the bars. The Redhawks won the event with a 48.600 as every gymnast recorded a 9.625 or higher paced by Maureen Grimaldi’s 9.750 routine.   The Ladies score of 48.450 was just less than two tenths than enough behind Julia Cornelius’ 9.775. Cornelius won the bars individually with that score while teammate Mandy Bennett placed in a second place tie with Grimaldi with a 9.750.   SEMO’s Rikara Turner was last week’s Midwest Independent Conference Gymnast of the Week and she showed the crowd of 684 spectators why on Saturday afternoon. The freshman won the balance beam with a score of 9.850 and placed first in the all-around with a total effort of 38.925.   Centenary’s Courtney Hawkins tallied the Ladies highest score of the day when she was given a 9.825 on the floor exercise to win the final event. Other top performers for the Maroon and White included Meredith Smith’s 9.750 second place vault and Bennett’s second place finish in the all-around with a career-best 38.325.   The Ladies return to action for their final home meet of the season on Friday when they host the LSU Tigers in the Gold Dome at 7 p.m. < < Return to Gymnastics schedule
March 4, 2007
Jessie Angus won two events over the weekend against Illinois-Chicago SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary gymnastics team fell in both meets this weekend against the University of Illinois at Chicago, held Friday and Sunday at the Gold Dome. In Sunday’s meet, the Ladies lost by a score of 191.950 to 190.475, with all four exercises going to the Flames. Annie Kachman of Illinois-Chicago captured the all-around competition Sunday with a composite score of 39.025. In Sunday’s meet, Kachman tied for first on vault, tying teammate Beth Kliver with a score of 9.850. Kachman also took second on beam (9.750) and third on both bars (9.725) and on floor (9.700) against the Ladies Sunday. Centenary senior Kristina Menne (Pearland, Texas) finished second in the all-around competition with a score of 38.750. Menne scored a 9.725 on floor, finishing in second place, just 0.025 behind first place finisher Rachel Zelinski of the Flames (9.750). The Centenary senior also finished tied for third on bars with a score of 9.725, in a tie with teammate Mandy Bennett (Boyce, La.) and Kachman. Bennett, the other Centenary gymnast competing in the all-around, finished with a score of 36.725 Sunday. Senior Jessie Angus (Snellville, Ga.) took second on bars Sunday with a score of 9.775, while junior Meredith Smith (College Station, Texas) finished in a tie for third on vault with a score of 9.825. In Friday’s meet, the Ladies fell to Illinois-Chicago by just 0.075 in the team competition, with the score in favor of the Flames at 192.125-192.050. Jessie Jaworowicz of the Flames took first in the all-around, scoring 38.550. She was followed by Kachman (38.525) and Menne of Centenary (38.200). Angus took two individual events Friday against Illinois-Chicago. On bars, Angus scored a 9.825 to finish in front of Ashley Thurston (9.800) of the Flames and Kachman (9.775). The Centenary senior also won the beam competition with a score of 9.675. Excelling in Friday’s meet against
March 4, 2007
Jessie Angus won two events over the weekend against Illinois-Chicago SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary gymnastics team fell in both meets this weekend against the University of Illinois at Chicago, held Friday and Sunday at the Gold Dome. In Sunday’s meet, the Ladies lost by a score of 191.950 to 190.475, with all four exercises going to the Flames. Annie Kachman of Illinois-Chicago captured the all-around competition Sunday with a composite score of 39.025. In Sunday’s meet, Kachman tied for first on vault, tying teammate Beth Kliver with a score of 9.850. Kachman also took second on beam (9.750) and third on both bars (9.725) and on floor (9.700) against the Ladies Sunday. Centenary senior Kristina Menne (Pearland, Texas) finished second in the all-around competition with a score of 38.750. Menne scored a 9.725 on floor, finishing in second place, just 0.025 behind first place finisher Rachel Zelinski of the Flames (9.750). The Centenary senior also finished tied for third on bars with a score of 9.725, in a tie with teammate Mandy Bennett (Boyce, La.) and Kachman. Bennett, the other Centenary gymnast competing in the all-around, finished with a score of 36.725 Sunday. Senior Jessie Angus (Snellville, Ga.) took second on bars Sunday with a score of 9.775, while junior Meredith Smith (College Station, Texas) finished in a tie for third on vault with a score of 9.825. In Friday’s meet, the Ladies fell to Illinois-Chicago by just 0.075 in the team competition, with the score in favor of the Flames at 192.125-192.050. Jessie Jaworowicz of the Flames took first in the all-around, scoring 38.550. She was followed by Kachman (38.525) and Menne of Centenary (38.200). Angus took two individual events Friday against Illinois-Chicago. On bars, Angus scored a 9.825 to finish in front of Ashley Thurston (9.800) of the Flames and Kachman (9.775). The Centenary senior also won the beam competition with a score of 9.675. Excelling in Friday’s meet against