Bridgeport, George Washington and Penn at Maryland
|Full Results||UMD: 197.025||GW: 196.325||Penn: 196.225||UB: 188.475|
|VT: Chambliss, Whitman, Rubio, Agarwala 9.900||UB: Silberman 9.950||BB: Marr 9.900||FX: Barber 9.950||AA: Barber 39.575|
The Big Storyline: Overall, it was a successful performance for all teams involved. Maryland tumbled its way to its fourth win in a row, notching its third score over a 197 in its last three meets. George Washington earned matching 49.325s on vault and beam. Penn casually broke its program record by nearly a point. Bridgeport matched and earned several career highs while competing in its fifth competition in 12 days.
Implications: Maryland will slide into sixth in the Big Ten conference, just a tenth away from fifth place Illinois. Penn becomes the only team in the GEC to go over 196 on the season. The Quakers have asserted that they did not come to play this year. This is a team on the rise. Despite a loss at the Ivy Classic, Penn will be the front runner going into conference championships. Bridgeport continued to fight for every tenth throughout the competition. Kathryn Doran hit her piked Jaeger and finished her blind full right in handstand. She was rewarded with a career high-matching total on the event. Although Bridgeport will not qualify to USAG nationals as a team, expect to see Doran and several others on the start list as individual qualifiers. George Washington fought to earn its second highest team total on the season.
Records: Alexsis Rubio of Maryland scored a new career high 9.900 on vault. Penn blew past its program record set earlier this season by nearly a point with a 196.225. Doran tied her career high 9.925 on bars. Nicole Javinett and Alexis Richardson both matched their career highs on beam as well with a 9.825 and 9.725, respectively.