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No. 17 Maryland Gymnastics Places Fourth At No. 13 Florida
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 03/01/2002

March 1, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Seniors Gillian Cote (Fredericksburg, Va.) and Lisa Mealey (Bensalem, Pa.) tied for fourth place in the all-around competition with scores of 38.875 as the No. 17 University of Maryland women's gymnastics team placed fourth at the University of Florida Friday night with a total score of 192.925. No. 1 Georgia placed first with a team score of 196.300, followed by host No. 13 Florida in second place with a 196.100, and No. 11 Iowa State placed third with a team score of 194.975.

Cote also placed fifth on the balance beam with a score of 9.800. On vault, Cote's 9.675 on vault tied with senior Kit Johnson (Virginia Beach, Va.) for the best Maryland score. Mealey earned a 9.800 on the floor exercise and a 9.775 on the uneven bars to finish as the Terps' top competitor on both events. Sophomore Sarah Hoenig (Seaford, N.Y.) tied her season-high on the floor exercise with a 9.750.

The Terrapins travel to University Park, Pa. for a tri-meet with the No. 23 Penn State Nittany Lions and the Rhode Island Rams Saturday, March 9. The meet is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m and will be held at Rec Hall.

TEAM SCORES
1. Georgia - 196.300
2. Florida - 196.100
3. Iowa St. - 194.975
4. MARYLAND - 192.925

ALL-AROUND
1. Cory Fritzinger, Georgia 39.300
2. Kara Waterhouse, Florida 39.100
3. Krissy Dreger, Florida 39.000
4. Gillian Cote, MARYLAND 38.875
4. Lisa Mealey, MARYLAND 38.875

VAULT
1. Marline Stephens, Georgia 9.925
2. Chelsa Byrd, Georgia 9.900
3. Lindsey Minor, Florida 9.850
4. Cassie Bair, Georgia 9.825

UNEVEN BARS
1. Erin Pendleton, Florida 9.900
1. Orley Szmuch, Florida 9.900
3. Cory Fritzinger, Georgia 9.875
4. Sissy Huey, Iowa State 9.850

BALANCE BEAM
1. Cassie Bair, Georgia 9.900
2. Lindsey Miner, Florida 9.875
2. Talya Vexler, Georgia 9.875
4. Hilary Thompson, Florida 9.850

FLOOR EXERCISE
1. Hilary Thompson, Florida 9.925
2. Chelsa Byrd, Georgia 9.900
2. Marline Stephens, Georgia 9.900
4. Shelly Kringen, Iowa State 9.875



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