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Women's Gymnastics Breaks Floor Exercise Record in Home-Opening Quad Meet

Women's Gymnastics Breaks Floor Exercise Record in Home-Opening Quad Meet

Springfield, Mass. - January 27, 2018 - The Springfield College women's gymnastics team produced a program record score of 48.575 in the floor exercise rotation en route to a season-best score of 188.300 during its home-opening quad meet on Saturday afternoon in Blake Arena. In the meet, the Pride competed alongside Division-I Brown University, Division-II Southern Connecticut State University and National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) East-foe Brockport.

The Pride finished fourth overall with 188.300, as Southern Connecticut won with a team score of 191.00, Brockport took second with a score of 190.975 and Brown University was third, combining for a score of 190.600. Springfield College was led by junior Jess Clemens (South Setauket, N.Y.), who won the all-around competition with a career-best score of 38.175, as she tied for second in the floor exercise with a personal-best mark of 9.775. 

Starting on vault, Madi Bowen (Sunderland, Mass.) was the Pride's top performer as she turned in a score of 9.500, while Taylor Jackson (Ocean, N.J.) followed suit with a 9.450, tying for 11th overall. Additionally, sophomore Tali Twomey (Cotuit, Mass.) produced a score of 9.400, while Clemens was not far behind with a mark of 9.375. 

Next, on bars, the Pride was led by Bri Kerr (Bolton, Mass.) and Jackson, who both produced scores of 9.650, while Clemens tied for eight on the event with a score of 9.575. Moving on to beam, Ali Rushlow (Worcester, Mass.) notched a team-high score of 9.625, which was the best of her young career, and was followed by Clemens, who posted a 9.450. 

Wrapping up the meet on floor, the Pride finished strong as it was led by a pair of 9.775 performances out of Rushlow and Clemens. Twomey also had a strong finish to the meet as she registered a score of 9.725, while Bowen recorded a career-best 9.700 to tie for 10th overall. Closing out the rotation, Victoria Gendreau (Warren, R.I.) posted a personal-best score of 9.600, while Taylor Campagnone (Johnston, R.I.) notched a career-high 9.425. 

Next up, Springfield College will hit return to Blake Arena on Sunday, Feburary 4 as the Pride will host Cortland at 12 p.m.