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Season Highs All Around: Brockport, Southern Connecticut at MIT (2-09-08)

MIT GymnasticsBy David F.P.
(Scores from Troester.)

SCSU, Brockport, and MIT all picked up season highs in their tri-meet at Cambridge this past Saturday. The Golden Eagles picked up a 185.95, MIT had a 183.225, and Southern Connecticut had a 187.575. There were actually two simultaneous meets going on this afternoon as the Men’s Springfield and MIT teams also faced off. I arrived a bit late so this report will be a bit more incomplete than usual. I do hope to add to it in the future though.


For Southern Connecticut, Justine Basley led the team in the All Around with a 37.725, and Erika Pysh scored a 37.35.

On the vault, Briana DiPinto had the team high score of 9.525, Basley had 9.5, and Pysh and Brittany Otto picked up 9.375. Nicole Fern and Carolyn Proulx rounded out the scores for the team’s rotation.

On the Bars, Sarah Darst had a team topping score of 9.6, Basley had a 9.4, Dana Goodknight had the third top Owls score with a 9.25. Pysh and Krystie Tomlinson contributed to the scoring as well on the event.

Taylor Murray had the team’s highest score of the afternoon on any event with a 9.7 on beam, Michelle Guillerault was right behind her with a 9.6, Basley had a 9.325, and Pysh ad DiPinto rounded out the scoring routines.

On the floor, Southern’s best scoring event of the day, DiPinto had a 9.65, followed by Pysh’s 9.6, Basley’s 9.5, Guillerault’s 9.45, and Goodknight’s 9.0 to complete the counted scores.

MIT put together its scores on a very solid Vault rotation, as well as a Floor team score which topped SCSU’s though was behind Brockport’s.
Sophia Harrison had a 38.075 on the All Around, Julia Zimmerman a 36.575, and Laura Kelly a 35.325. Zimmerman and Harrison are often a one two punch that often score close to 38 if not above that.

On the Vault, Zimmerman led the team with her 9.475, with Harrison right behind with a 9.45, Alison Barnard flew to a 9.375, and Kristen Watkins had a 9.05, with Laura Kelly just missing nine by the slimmest of margins to finish up the rotation.

On the Bars, it was tough scoring event, but Harrison swung to a 9.5. On the Beam, Harrison picked up another 9.5, and Katie Mingo had a 9.25 as well.

On Floor there was a lot of good scoring news, Zimmerman led the way with a 9.75, Harrison had a 9.625, Mingo picked up a 9.525, Trowbridge had a 9.4, and Kelly a 9.15 to provide the five counted scores.

I’ll write more on Brockport soon and hopefully integrate info from their appearance at Springfield earlier this season.

Floor Moves (SCSU and MIT, Brockport to come soon.)

Southern Connecticut
Guillerault (Pretty fast paced ominous dramatic theme, also very much movie soundtrack like.)
Wolf with turn. Tuck jump with turn.
P1: round off, back handspring, 2 twists.
Straddle jump, straddle jump with twist, Pirouette.
P2: round off, 1/2 twist, full twist.
P3: round off, 1/2 twist, punch front layout.

Fern (Latin type piano piece, with horns. Big band feel.)
P1: round off, back handspring, double back tuck.
side straddle, wolf jump with turn.
P2: Round off, front layout, front layout.
Straddle jump, dive roll, sissone, wolf full, straddle jump full, tuck jump full.
P3: round off, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist.

Goodknight (Couldn’t hear music.)
Wolf jump with turn.
P1: front handspring*, front layout, front pike?
Some sort of split jump with turn. Wolf jump with turn,
P2: round off, back handspring, 1/2 twist, front layout.
Pirouette, wolf jump with turn.
P3: round off, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist.

Basley (Medium paced rock tune.)
P1: round off, back handspring, double back pike.
Straddle full, wolf full, tuck jump with turn.
P2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
P3: round off, back handspring, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist.

DiPinto (Dramatic fast paced theme builds up as the routine goes on.)
P1: round off, back handspring, double back tuck.
Wolf jump with turn, straddle jump full turn,
P2: round off, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist, punch front tuck.
round off, Stag jump, split jump with turn. Wolf jump with turn. Split jump.
P3: round off, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist.

Pysh (Very dramatic theme, very movie soundtrackish. Think pirates of the Caribbean but I don’t believe it’s from there. )
P1: round off, back handspring, double back pike.
Wolf jump with turn. Straddle jump with turn. Wolf jump with turn.
P2: front handspring*, front full twist, punch front layout.
Pirouette. (Aerial round off)
P3: round off, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist.

MIT

Floor
Watkins I believe.
P1: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Some sort of split jump, wolf jump with turn, pirouette.
P2: round off, back handspring, 1 1/2 twists.
P3: front handspring*, front layout.

(Trowbridge and Kelly, admittedly I’m not sure who is which due to how far back I was standing.)

Routine (Upbeat theme, really hard to classify, also sounds like 80’s rock.)

P1: ROUND OFF, BACK HANDSPRING, DOUBLE BACK TUCK.
P2: ROUND OFF, BACK HANDSPRING, 1 1/2 TWIST, PUNCH FRONT TUCK.
P3: ROUND OFF, BACK HANDSPRING, 1 1/2 TWIST

Routine (Hard to classify, it’s like a sort of upbeat 80’s theme, reminds me of Paul Simon. )

P1: ROUND OFF, 1 1/2 TWIST, PUNCH FRONT TUCK.
P2: round off, back handspring, FULL TWIST
P3: front handspring*, FULL TWIST

Mingo (Medium paced Rock slows for dance, then speeds up. Not sure if its a mix or not. )

P1: ROUND OFF, 1/2 TWIST, FULL TWIST.
P2: ROUND OFF, BACK HANDSPRING, 1 1/2 TWISTS,PUNCH FRONT TUCK.
P3: front handspring*, FRONT LAYOUT, FRONT LAYOUT.

Harrison (Slow drum beat opens the routine, the whole music is slow I believe there is an orchestral theme as well, as well as some guitar. )

P1: ROUND OFF, BACK HANDSPRING, DOUBLE BACK PIKE.
P2: front handspring*, FRONT LAYOUT, FRONT LAYOUT.
P3: ROUND OFF, BACK HANDSPRING, DOUBLE BACK TUCK.

Zimmerman (Medium Upbeat song, leads into another faster upbeat song. Jumpy. )

P1: ROUND OFF, BACK HANDSPRING, DOUBLE BACK PIKE.
P2: FULL TWIST
P3: front handspring*, FRONT LAYOUT, FULL TWIST.

MIT Beam

Routine A
(unknown mount, switch split leap, straddle jump, round off, layout stepout, pirouette, pike jump?, tuck jump with turn…switch split into side straddle, front full twist dismount.)

Routine B
(Mount unknown, type of handstand, dance moves close to beam, pirouette,switch split leap, split jump, back tuck, handspring walkout?, switch split leap, tuck jump witht turn, back tuck dismount.)

Routine C
(Mount to middle of the beam, entering a hand stand, split position…back handspring, layout stepout…pirouette, dance moves close to beam, switch split leap, tuck jump with turn, front layout walkout to sit?, switch split leap, wolf jump with turn, gainer full twist dismount to side of the beam.)

Routine D
(… switch split leap, wolf jump with turn, back handspring, layout stepout…switch split into side split jump, split jump, tuck jump with turn, back pike dismount.)

Routine E
(…switch split leap, switch split leap with turn?, dance moves close to beam, back handspring, layout stepout, straddle jump, some sort of twist dismount?)

Routine F
(Mount to middle of the beam, wolf jump, tuck jump with turn, (in a sitting position, than flips forward to a sit…pirouette, switch split leap, hard to see dismount.)

Brockport Bars

Routine A
Unknown mount…aerial low to high transition, aerial high to low transition, grip change, back tuck off
Routine B
Front mount to low bar, grip change, aerial high to low transition, grip change, back tuck dismount.
Routine C
Front mount to low bar, grip change on high bar, aerial high to low transition, aerial low to high transition, double back tuck.
Routine D
Front mount to low bar, grip change on high bar, grip change, straddled jaeger, aerial high to low transition, back tuck dismount.
Routine E
Mount unknown…grip change on high bar, aerial high to low transition, aerial low to high transition…
Routine F
Mount unknown…grip change, aerial hight low transition, back tuck dismount.

Brockport Floor
Routine A
P1: roundoff, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist, front tuck.
wolf jump with turn, straddle jump with turn, tuck jump with turn, straddle jump, split jump.
P2: Front handspring*, front layout, front pike?
Pirouette, straddle jump with turn.
P3: roundoff, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist.

Routine B
tuck jump with turn, wolf jump with turn.
P1: Front handspring*, 1 1/2 twist.
Straddle jump with turn, wolf jump with turn.
P2: roundoff, 1/2 twist, front layout.
Split jump, straddle jump.
P3: roundoff, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist.

Routine C

P1: roundoff, back handspring, double back tuck.
Strug, pike jump with turn,
P2: Front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Pirouette. (some sort of jumps.)
P3: roundoff, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist.

Routine D

P1: Front handspring*, front layout, full twist.
Wolf jump with turn, straddle jump with turn, tuck jump with turn, pirouette.
P2: roundoff, back handspring, 1 1/2 twists.
Straddle jump, wolf jump with turn.
P3: Front handspring*, full twist.

Routine E

P1: roundoff, back handspring, double back tuck.
Split jump, wolf jump with turn, straddle jump with turn, turn on one leg, split jump with turn.
P2: Front handspring*, front layout, front tuck. Wolf jump with turn.
P3: roundoff, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist, front tuck.

Routine F
(some sort of dive to floor, some sort of other jump.)
P1: roundoff, back handspring, tuck full in.
Pirouette, straddle jump, tuck jump with turn. (looks like a walkover but I’m not sure.)
P2: Front handspring*, full twist.
P3: roundoff, back layout, double back tuck.

Routine G

P1: roundoff, back handspring, Double back tuck.
Wolf jump with turn, straddle jump, tuck jump with turn, pirouette.
P2: Front handspring*, full twist, front tuck.
P3: roundoff, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist.