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Men's Gymnastics Finishes Fifth at ECAC's

2009 ECAC/EIGL All-Around  Team Results
Floor Exercise Results
High Bar Results
Parallel Bars Results
Pommel Horse Results
Rings Results
Vault Results

West Point, N.Y. - April 3, 2009 - The Springfield College men's gymnastics team finished fifth as a team on Friday evening at the ECAC/EIGL Championships after it scored an impressive 333.350. The Pride was paced by Josh Fox, who finished fifth in the all-around competition with a 83.750.

No. 11 ranked Illinois-Chicago (UIC) won the team title with a 341.05, edging runner-up Navy (340.20) to claim the automatic bid to the NCAA Qualifying meet later this month. The No. 13 Midshipmen also earned an at-large berth to the NCAAs. William & Mary, ranked 12th nationally, finished third (38.45) followed by defending champion and No. 14 Temple (338.1). No. 16 Springfield (333.35) finished fifth followed by No. 18 Army (318.35) and No. 19 MIT (316.7) in rounding out the ECAC/EIGL field.

The top eight finishers qualified for the individual championships on Saturday. The Pride had several student athletes put in outstanding performances on Friday to advance to Saturday's competition.

Fox, who won the floor routine with a 14.900, will be joined by teammate Ty Evans (T-8th, 13.900), in the floor routine finals on Saturday. Fox will also compete in the high bar after tying for 7th with a 14.100. Evans finished third in the vault after scoring a 15.500 and tied for third in the parallel bars with a 13.900.

On the parallel bars, Evans will be joined by Andy Kelly, who also tied for third with a 13.900. Matt Bolognese enters Saturday's finals with the second-highest score on the rings after tallying a 15.050 on Friday.

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