SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – February 18, 2007 --The Springfield College women's gymnastics team built a one-point lead after two events and edged SUNY Cortland, 185.35-184.625, in a dual meet at Cortland's Corey Gymnasium this afternoon. Cortland entered the meet ranked fourth nationally in Division III with a season average score of 181.165, while Springfield ranked sixth nationally at 180.525.
Springfield led 92.95-91.95 after the completion of vault and uneven bars. Cortland was able to gain back a few tenths of a point in each of the last two events, balance beam and floor exercise, but couldn’t catch the Pride.
SC's score of 185.350 was its best of the 2007 season.
Springfield freshman Audrey Lastra (New Milford, Conn.) won vault with a 9.525, finished second on beam with a 9.475 and was fourth on both bars (9.30) and floor exercise (9.525). She placed second in the all-around with a 37.825. That score, however, is a Springfield school all-around record -- Lastra's third in three consecutive meets. Her old record of 37.575, was set on Feb. 4 in the team's most recent meet, a win over Ithaca.
Sophomore Kristin Fairburn (Salem, N.H.) won bars (9.575), senior Heather Tuden (Londonderry, N.H.) was second on floor (9.575), and sophomore Jacqueline Mazzola (Framingham, Mass.) tied for second on vault (9.50).
Cortland was led by junior Brittany Wiesner (Williamsville, N.Y.), who won the all-around with a career-best score of 37.975. Her previous best of 37.775 came last week versus Rutgers. Wiesner won beam with a 9.50 and easily established a career best on bars with a second-place score of 9.50, improving on her 9.10 from last week.
Senior Amber French (South Glens Falls, N.Y.) won floor exercise with a 9.65, tying her career high that she established last week. French also tied for second on vault (9.50). Sophomore Angela Calvano (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) posted a career-high 9.35 to finish third on beam, with freshman Alyssa Neely (Allentown, Pa.) fourth at 9.25.
Freshman Christine Haungs (Derby, N.Y.) earned a fifth-place finish on bars with a 9.15, while junior Tanya Shull (Pipersville, Pa.) was sixth with a 9.125. On floor, in addition to French’s victory, Wiesner finished fifth (9.50) and senior Ali Glassman (Smithtown, N.Y.) finished sixth (9.45).
FINAL SCORE: Springfield 185.35, Cortland 184.625
VAULT -- Springfield 46.925, Cortland 46.325
1) Audrey Lastra (SC) 9.525
2) Amber French (C) 9.500
2) Jacqueline Mazzola (SC) 9.500
4) Brittany Wiesner (C) 9.475
5) Ericca Castagna (SC) 9.450
6) Jeanna Bradle (SC) 9.275
UNEVEN BARS -- Springfield 46.025, Cortland 45.625
1) Kristin Fairburn (SC) 9.575
2) Brittany Wiesner (C) 9.500
3) Jeanna Bradle (SC) 9.375
4) Audrey Lastra (SC) 9.300
5) Christine Haungs (C) 9.150
6) Tanya Shull (C) 9.125
BALANCE BEAM -- Cortland 45.750, Springfield 45.700
1) Brittany Wiesner (C) 9.500
2) Audrey Lastra (SC) 9.475
3) Angela Calvano (C) 9.350
4) Alyssa Neely (C) 9.250
5) Jacqueline Mazzola (SC) 9.175
5) Alexandra Ploenes (SC) 9.175
FLOOR EXERCISE -- Cortland 46.925, Springfield 46.700
1) Amber French (C) 9.650
2) Heather Tuden (SC) 9.575
3) Cara Chadbourne (SC) 9.550
4) Audrey Lastra (SC) 9.525
5) Brittany Wiesner (C) 9.500
6) Ali Glassman (C) 9.450
1) Brittany Wiesner (C) 37.975
2) Audrey Lastra (SC) 37.825
3) Kristin Fairburn (SC) 36.375