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Zirna Smashes School Record on Pommel Horse Against William and Mary

Jon Zirna Complete Results

Springfield, Mass. - February 9, 2014 - Springfield College sophomore Jon Zirna (Buffalo, N.Y.) had a record-setting performance on the pommel horse on Sunday, despite a 420.450 - 407.100 loss to visiting William and Mary in Blake Arena.

Zirna recorded a winning score of 15.150 on the pommel horse, breaking the school record of 14.70, previously held by Matt Davis since 1998. The sophomore also won the all-around competition with a combined score of 81.400.

The team score of 407.100 was Springfield's best performance of the season, despite falling to the strong William and Mary team.

Ryan Ponce (Tolland, Conn.) took runner-up on the rings with a mark of 15.200 while Pat Hanley (Abington, Mass.) earned a third place finish with a score of 14.350. Pat Ryther (Boston, Mass.) finished third in the pommel horse with a score of 14.750.

Tucker McClure (San Jose, Calif.) placed second on the vault with a score of 14.400 while teammate Andy Grabowski (Victor, N.Y.) finished fourth (14.200).

Sam Dochery (Upton, Mass.) was Springfield's top finisher on the parallel bars with a 13.650, good for fifth overall. He also was the Pride's top finisher in the floor exercise with a sixth place score of 13.800.

On the high bar, Brian Cogan (Fairfax, Va.) placed sixth overall to lead Springfield, earning a mark of 13.400.

Up next the Pride will host Army at 1:00 p.m. next Sunday.

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