Annapolis, Md. -- January 21, 2012 -- The Springfield College men's gymnastics team opened its 2012 season at the Navy Open by placing third of five teams competing. Ryan Ponce had SC's top performance of the day by winning the still rings.
Temple wound up winning the meet with a score of 330.8 points, followed by Navy at 309.4, Springfield at 308.0, William & Mary at 307.9, and Brockport at 204.8.
For the Pride, Ponce, a sophomore from Tolland, Conn., had a great meet, placing first in the rings with a score of 14.4. He also finished tied for fifth in the parallel bars at 13.2, and sixth in the pommel horse at 12.9.
Senior Ty Evans (San Jose, Calif.) placed fourth in the all-around with a score of 76.500. Right behind him was freshman Ian Stratton (Elizabeth City, N.C.) in fifth at 75.300.
In the high bar, Evans placed third at 13.3, with junior Jimmy Pezzino (Buffalo, N.Y.) tied for fifth at 12.9.