The DIIIsmount: Week 4

Week four of DII/III gymnastics action wrapped up with both division leaders from week three—Lindenwood and UW-La Crosse—retaining their top spots. Southern Connecticut and Brockport State both recorded their first 190+ scores of the season, and numerous gymnasts, including NCGA-East Specialist of the Week Bailey Gildemeyer of Cortland State, set career highs.

Top DII/DIII Scores of the Weekend
Schyler Jones TWU VT 9.85
Mallory Moredock TWU BB 9.85
Paige Landes Ithaca BB 9.8
Kierstin Sokolowski Lindenwood VT 9.825
Kayla McMullan Lindenwood FX 9.8
Ryan Henry Lindenwood FX 9.8
Bailey Gildemeyer Cortland BB 9.825
Emma Schulz Cortland BB 9.8
Brittany Vasile Brockport FX 9.85

No. 64 Brown, No. 68 Southern Connecticut and No. 71 Brockport at No. 72 Springfield
Full Results SCSU: 191.000 Brockport St.: 190.975 Brown: 190.600 SC: 188.300
VT: Ryan 9.675 UB: Hansen 9.750 BB: Keough 9.750 FX: Vasile 9.850 AA: Clemens 38.175
  • Springfield posted a school record on floor with a 48.575.
  • Brockport recorded second-highest DIII score of the season

DII Southern Connecticut and DIII Brockport State both recorded season highs to defeat DI Brown. SCSU was led by 9.775s on floor from Alexandra Avendano and Kylyn Dawkins, as well as a runner-up all around performance from Cadi Borsellino. With this performance, all six DII programs have recorded a 190+ this season.

Brockport State set a season high by two and a half points, recording the second 190+ score by a DIII team this season. It also earned a season high on floor with a 48.575, led by senior Brittany Vasile, who has recorded a 9.825 and a 9.850 in her two appearances so far. Springfield College also set a season high by two points in its home opener, producing a program record score on floor in the process. Junior Jess Clemens recorded a career high in the all around, and the Pride was led with a pair of strong floor routines from her and Ali Rushlow, good for 9.775.

No. 50 Lindenwood and No. 77 UW-Eau Claire at No. 65 Seattle Pacific
Full Results LU: 193.875 SPU: 190.725 UW-EC: 184.900
VT: Sokolowski 9.825 UB: Sokolowski 9.725 BB: Sokolowski, Alexander 9.775 FX: Alexander 9.825 AA: Erickson 38.400
  • Tori Erickson set a career high and a school record in the all around

Lindenwood defeated host and DII rival Seattle Pacific, as well as UW-Eau Claire in Seattle Friday. The Lions also swept the individual titles with the combined efforts of senior Kierstin Sokolowski and junior Andy Alexander. Lindenwood’s standout event was floor on which it scored a season high of 48.775 with three scores of 9.800+.

Seattle Pacific recorded a season high vault score that included individual career marks from four gymnasts, including vault runner-up Lena Wirth, who received a 9.775 for her difficult front handspring double twist. It also showed a season high floor rotation with a 48.400 that included three 9.750s. UW-Eau Claire’s Tori Erickson set a new career high and school record in the all around. She also tied her career high on vault and set season highs on vault and floor. The Blugolds had four other individual career highs en route to their third place finish.

No. 55 Texas Woman’s at No. 25 Iowa State
Full Results ISU: 195.275 TWU: 191.050
VT: Jones, Sievers 9.850 UB: Sievers, Young 9.825 BB: Moredock 9.850 FX: Young 9.850 AA: Young 39.300
No. 31 North Carolina, No. 60 Yale and No. 73 Ursinus at No. 41 Towson
Full Results UNC: 194.600 Towson: 194.275 Yale: 192.050 Ursinus: 187.425
VT: Hislop 9.825 UB: McKellar 9.825 BB: Arduino 9.850 FX: Hislop 9.825 AA: Lane 39.100
No. 58 SEMO, No. 59 Cornell and No. 70 Ithaca at No. 49 Temple
Full Results Temple: 193.225 Cornell: 191.6 SEMO: 189.325 Ithaca: 188.075
VT: Brawner 9.8 UB: Shen 9.8 BB: Herczeg 9.85 FX: Brawner 9.875 AA: Shen 38.55
No. 76 Cortland and No. 81 Rhode Island at No. 62 West Chester
Full Result WCU: 192.050 Cortland St.: 185.350 RIC: 174.800
VT: Meakim 9.675 UB: Marshall 9.725 BB: Gildemeyer 9.825 FX: Loughery 9.775 AA: Murphy 35.950
  • Bailey Gildemeyer tied the school record on beam.
No. 66 UW-La Crosse at No. 89 UW-Oshkosh
Full Results UW-LC: 188.400 UW-O: 183.900
VT: Wiekamp 9.525 UB: Enright 9.600 BB: Spankowski 9.525 FX: Beckman, Enright 9.625 AA: McBrayer 36.850
No.69 UW-Whitewater and No. 75 Hamline at No. 74 Winona State
Full Results UW-W: 187.525 Winona St.: 186.400 Hamline: 183.675
VT: Jackson 9.525 UB: Mierow 9.575 BB: Jackson 9.750 FX: O’Donnell 9.775 AA: Jackson 38.275
No. 82 Gustavus Adolphus at No. 78 UW-Stout
Full Results UW-S: 185.275 GA: 179.050
VT: Hyde 9.525 UB: Nicholson 9.475 BB: Terry 9.750 FX: Malo 9.350 AA: Terry 37.825

Article by Rebecca Scally

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