Price leads Ladies to fourth place finish at Towson
Saturday, January 25, 2014

TOWSON, Md. – The Centenary gymnastics team posted a score of 186.375 to finish fourth in the quad meet hosted by Towson University on Saturday evening. Robyn Price finished third in all-around with a score of 38.150.

"Our performance tonight was still a little off.  We are still struggling to put our best routines out on the competition floor,” said head coach Jackie Fain. “We had some adversity this week and while the team was trying to push through it, I believe it still affected their performance.  We have to learn to get more focused when the pressure is on because the team I see in the practice gym is not the team I am seeing compete.”

Price was the Ladies top finisher on the uneven bars and floor exercise with sixth place finishes in both events. The senior posted a score of 9.600 on the bars and recorded a 9.750 on floor. Tawnee Hadd finished fifth on the balance beam with a 9.700 to lead stand as the top for Centenary. Natalie Humbert finished in a three-way tie for fourth on the vault with a score of 9.525.

Megan Desjardins posted a strong performance on the beam with a score of 9.575.

“We did have some outstanding performances tonight,” Fain stated. “Megan had a career-high on beam tonight. Tawnee came up with a season-high on both beam and floor and Robyn had a season-high on floor.  Our beam team came through again and we did not count any falls.”

Towson’s Lauren Ross and Samantha Lutz led the Tigers finishing first and second in all-around. Ross posted a score of 38.275 with Lutz recording a 38.250.

TU claimed the team title with a 191.900 with West Chester second with a 188.975. Southern Connecticut finished third with a score of 187.100.

“We are looking forward to having a week off next weekend after being on the road three weeks in a row,” Fain said. ”We need to use that time to really work on our mental toughness and to start to hone in more on the details of our performances.”

Centenary returns to the competition floor on Sunday, Feb. 9 at Texas Woman’s University. Action begins at 2 p.m.