WHITEWATER, Wisc., March 23, 2007 – Freshman Audrey Lastra of Springfield College earned All-America status with her performance tonight at the NCGA Division III Women’s Gymnastics Championships at the Williams Center Kachel Gym at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
A native of New Milford, Conn., Lastra finished sixth nationally in the all-around with a score of 37.375. On four different occasions this season (coming in a five-meet span), Lastra set SC all-around records, the most recent coming on February 24th in a win over MIT. Lastra’s mark in that meet and current school record is 38.250.
The Pride sent eight individual competitors in all to the NCGA’s. All competed tonight, but for those competing in the vault, uneven parallel bars, balance beam, and floor exercise, their scores only count for half of their totals. Scores on Saturday night will be averaged into a final tally.
The following are first night scores of SC individuals and where they stand:
Sophomore Jackie Mazzola (Framingham, Mass.) - T11th, 9.550
Freshman Audrey Lastra (New Milford, Conn.) - T23rd, 9.425
Uneven Parallel Bars:
Sophomore Kristin Fairburn (Salem, N.H.) - T6th, 9.475
Freshman Audrey Lastra - T11th, 9.375
Freshman Jeanna Bradle (New Milford, Conn.) - T28th, 9.050
Freshman Audrey Lastra - T7th, 9.275
Senior Keriann Hart (Hanover, Mass.) - 26th, 8.800
Freshman Alex Ploenes ((Fletcher, N.C.) - 44th, 8.450
Junior Cara Chadbourne (New Salem, Mass.) - T9th, 9.550
Senior Heather Tuden (Londonderry, N.H.) - 32nd, 9.350
Freshman Audrey Lastra - T34th, 9.300