Women's Gymnastcis Places Third at Bermuda Invitational
Mar. 2, 1998
Senior Megyn Byrnes (Mahopac, N.Y. / Mahopac) took third in the all-around competition with a score of 37.850 and second on beam with a score of 9.675, her third highest score of the season, as the Terrapins finished third with a score of 189.300 behind East Atlantic Gymnastic League rivals Towson (191.850) and New Hampshire (190.725).
Junior Jenny Engel (Monrovia, Md. / Linganore), filling in for the injured Stacy Breidenbach, also performed well as she competed in the all-around for the first time this season. She scored a season-high 36.775 to finish fifth, and also set a season-high on beam with a 8.875.
On vault, freshman Jodi Morgan (East Petersburg, Pa. / Hempfield) finished fourth and sophomore Shelly Hernandez (Silver Springs, Md. / Montgomery Blair) and junior Christine Holcombe (McMurray, Pa. / Peters Township) tied for fifth.
Senior Alexis Moran (Minersville, Pa. / Minersville) led the Terps on bars, as she scored a 9.600 with sophomore Rachel Dolbin (Pottsville, Pa. / Pottsville) and Christine Holcombe finished behind Moran with a score of 9.575.
The beam portion of the meet saw Megyn Byrnes take second place, but also saw freshman Jenna Murphy (Canton, Mass. / Canton) and Alexis Moran post season-highs with a 9.575 and a 8.725, respectively.
Christine Holcombe took fourth place on floor with a score of 9.650 and Shelly Hernandez scored a season-high 9.050.
The all-around competition had Megyn Byrnes, Christine Holcombe and Jenny Engel take third, fourth and fifth with scores of 37.850, 37.700 and 36.775.
The Terrapins fall to 14-8 overall and 3-5 in the EAGL. Their next meet will be on Saturday, March 7, 1998 at the Bubble Invitational hosted by N.C. State. The meet pits the Terrapins against William & Mary, Central Michigan, James Madison and host N.C. State and begins at 7 p.m.
TEAM SCORES 1. Towson University 191.850 2. University of New Hampshire 190.725 3. University of Maryland 189.300 VAULT 1. Kathy Fitzpatrick (TU) 9.675 2. Denise Gregorio (NHU) 9.625 2. Heather Hanson (TU) 9.625 4. Jill Cavalieri (NHU) 9.600 4. Jodi Morgan (MD) 9.600 BARS 1. Anne Woynerowski (NHU) 9.825 2. Liane Williams (TU) 9.775 3. Wendy Wheaton (NHU) 9.725 4. Danielle Pisapia (TU) 9.650 5. Alicia Gomes (NHU) 9.625 BEAM 1. Heather Hanson (TU) 9.850 2. Megyn Byrnes (MD) 9.675 3. Kim Yenco (TU) 9.650 4. Nina Parjanen (TU) 9.625 5. Denise Gregorio (NHU) 9.575 FLOOR 1. Heather Hanson (TU) 9.775 2. Amy Roberts (NHU) 9.725 3. Angela Stritt (TU) 9.700 4. Christine Holcombe (MD) 9.650 5. Wendy Wheaton (NHU) 9.625 ALL-AROUND 1. Denise Gregorio (NHU) 38.300 2. Kim Yenco (TU) 37.900 3. Megyn Byrnes (MD) 37.850 4. Christine Holcombe (MD) 37.700 5. Jenny Engel (MD) 36.775