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Men's Gymnasts Complete Season at NCAA Division I Championships

Ryan Ponce Columbus, Ohio -- April 15, 2011 -- Three individuals from the Springfield College men's gymnastics team completed their seasons at the NCAA Division I Men's Gymnastics Championships yesterday at St. John Arena at The Ohio State University. Junior Ty Evans competed in the all-around, finishing 14th of 19 competitors.

Evans, who hails from San Jose, Calif., scored an 83.950. The top score of the evening went to Sam Mikulak of Michigan with a 90.100. By finishing 14th, Evans failed to advance to the finals.

The team and the all-around competition will be determined Friday night (April 15). The remaining individual championships will be determined Saturday (April 16). Yesterday's competition determined who would advance to the finals.

SC's three participants included Evans, sophomore Jimmy Pezzino (Buffalo, N.Y.), and freshman Ryan Ponce (Tolland, Conn.).

In the still rings, Ponce finished in a tie for 33rd with a score of 14.700.

In the vault, Pezzino placed in a tie for 72nd with a score of 14.800. He finished in a tie for 76th in the floor exercise with a score of 13.350.

Evans competed in all six events. In the vault, Ty finished in a tie for 34th in 15.500. In the floor exercise, he finished in a tie for 48th at 14.350. In the high bar, he finished in a tie for 50th at 13.750. In the rings, he tied for 65th at 13.950. In the parallel bars, he placed 67th all alone at 14.100. And finally in the pommel horse, he finished in a tie for 72nd.

This competition includes the elite of the elite in all divisions collegiately. Anyone reaching a top six spot among teams not advancing to the finals was able to advance to the individual championships. Springfield College competitors did not reach that requirement. Thus, the SC men's gymnastics season is over.

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