Men's Gymnastics Takes Third In Navy Open

Men's Gymnastics Takes Third In Navy Open

Annapolis, Md. - January 21, 2017 - The Springfield College men's gymnastics team finished third out of four teams at the Navy Open on Saturday as it recorded a team score of 389.700.

Host Navy won the competition with a 397.650, followed by William and Mary's mark of 390.600.  After Springfield's third-place score, Temple rounded out the scoring with a 366.650.

Stephen Lewis (Baltimore, Md. ) continued to impress in the early stages of his collegiate career, tying for second in the all-around with a 78.800.  The freshman's day was highlighted by a winning score of 14.150 on the vault, while he also finished third on the floor exercise after scoring a 13.500.

Springfield's Joshua Dieker (Oviedo, Fla.) also competed in the all-around and took sixth with a 77.650, bolstered by a 13.300 on the rings, which proved to be the sixth-highest score of the day. 

Phil Ordonez (Jacksonville, Fla.) recorded a 12.800 en route to a third-place finish on the high bar, while on the parallel bars, Jannik Haas (San Jose, Calif.) tied for fifth after registering a 13.300.

Additionally, the Pride's Nick Cramer (Lincoln, Neb.) was credited with a 12.850 on the pommel horse, good for seventh place. 

Springfield will compete for the first time in Blake Arena in its next outing when it hosts Penn State on Sunday, January 29.