By David F. Pendrys
NEW HAVEN, CT- In Saturday afternoon action at Yale, the Bridgeport Purple Knights put up a 193.175, the host Yale Bulldogs had a 191.275, the Southern Connecticut Owls put up a 184.95, and Rhode Island College Anchorwomen scored a 172.800.
Kimberly Stewart of Bridgeport won Vault with a 9.75, with her teammate Kelsey Campbell having a 9.675 for second. SCSU’s Tiffany Coleman flew to a 9.575. Yale’s Rebecca Chong led her team with a 9.550. Corinne Paul’s 9.1 was tops among RIC gymnasts.
Playlist of just Bridgeport routines.
Maritza Futch also of UB, won the Uneven Bars with a 9.725. Kathleen Aberger of SCSU placed second swinging to a 9.675, and Megan Ryan of Yale had a 9.650. RIC’s best Bars score came from Allie DiBiase’s 8.925.
Playlist of just Yale routines.
On the Beam, Maya Reimers of UB hit a 9.9 to win the event. Her teammate Brianna Comport scored a 9.825 for second. Yale’s Emma Firmstone tied a team record on Beam with her 9.8 and Campbell had the same score. Aberger and Rotem Porat led the Owls with 9.45s. Miranda Murphy scored a 9.125 for RIC’s top score.
Playlist of just SCSU routines.
Comport took floor with her 9.9. Jade Buford of Yale, Reimers, and Randi Cutolo of UB all had 9.825s. Kiarra Alleyne had a 9.75 for Yale, and Firmstone put up a 9.7. Alexandra Avendano posted a 9.65 to lead the Owls, and Erin Shea had RIC’s best score of 9.15.
Campbell narrowly won the All Around with at 38.6 as Reimers posted a 38.525. Buford had a 38.325, Murphy a 34.450 and DiBiase a 34.35.
Don Tonry Invitational is an annual meet held in honor of the late Don Tonry, a former Olympian and local Gymnastics icon. [A Yale Daily News article by Maya Sweedler summed up his career.]