New Haven, Conn. - February 10, 2018 - Competing at Yale University's Don Tonry Invitational on Saturday afternoon, the Springfield College women's gymnastics team produced a team score of 186.000 to finish fourth behind the Bulldogs, Southern Connecticut State University and Bridgeport University in the John J. Lee Ampitheater.
Yale won the meet with a team score of 194.275, just edging Bridgeport's mark of 194.225. Southern Connecticut took third with 191.825, while Springfield College's 186.000 rounded out the top four.
Starting the meet on beam, Jess Clemens (South Setauket, N.Y.) was the Pride's top performer, as the junior posted a score of 9.750, just .025 off the program record of 9.775, which was set when Abby Clark won a national championship in 2015. Taylor Campagnone (Johnston, R.I.) was next with a 9.450, while Tali Twomey (Cotuit, Mass.) followed closely with a 9.425.
Moving on to the floor exercise, Springfield College recorded a 47.500, which proved to be the Pride's best rotation of the day. The rotation was led by Twomey's 9.600, while Campagnone continued her impressive meet with a 9.525. Clemens posted a 9.500, just edging Lauren White (Littleton, Mass.), who posted a mark of 9.450, and Madi Bowen (Sunderland, Mass.), who notched a 9.425.
On vault, Taylor Jackson (Ocean, N.J.) led the way for Springfield College with a 9.575, while Bowen posted a 9.525 to finish as the Pride's second best. Wrapping up the Pride's top three on vault, freshman Ali Rushlow (Worcester, Mass.) produced a score of 9.475.
The Pride's last rotation of the day, the uneven bars, was led by standout senior Briana Kerr (Bolton, Conn.), who recorded a 9.600.
Next, Springfield College will travel to Ithaca College for an 11 a.m. meet with the Bombers on Sunday, February 18.