Ladies Take Third at Nationals, Compete in Individuals
Sunday, April 22, 2007


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USAG Nationals - Team Final Results


Meredith Smith

Jessie Angus

SEATTLE—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.

 

Jessie Angus was the Ladies top performer as she finished second on the bars during the team finals with a score of 9.775.

 

In addition to those Centenary gymnasts that earned All-America honors by advancing to the individual finals after Thursday’s team event, two Ladies were named second team All-America by the USAG organization on Friday. Kristina Menne was selected for her efforts on the bars and beam and Beth Bowie also made the team for her showing on the balance beam.

 

In Saturday’s individual finals, Meredith Smith emerged as Centenary’s highest finisher as she captured second place on the vault with a 9.825. Courtney Hawkins also competed on the vault and finished tenth.

 

Mandy Bennett took eighth place on the uneven bars with a score of 9.600 and Julia Cornelius’ 9.200 on the apparatus landed her eleventh. Cornelius bounced back to take fourth on the beam with a 9.750 and Menne placed fifth on the floor, also with a 9.750.