Colorado Springs, Colo. - February 9, 2019 - Traveling out of region for the first time in the regular season since 2012, the Springfield College women's gymnastics team produced a team score of 185.775 and took fourth overall at a quad meet hosted at the Air Force Academy.
BYU won the meet with a team score of 196.425, while Air Force was second with a 194.775. Seattle Pacific was third with a 190.500, while Springfield College rounded out the top four, as it was fueled by a 47.575 on the balance beam and 47.375 on vault.
Starting the day with the floor exercise, Tali Twomey (Cotuit, Mass.) was the Pride's top gymnast, as she posted a score of 9.600, and was followed by Taylor Campagnone (Johnston, R.I.), who nothced a 9.400. MacKenzie MacLeod (Kennebunk, Maine) also had a 9.400 for Springfield College.
Next was vault, where Twomey once again led the way with a 9.575, as she was followed by a 9.500 from Tabby Schwab (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.). Ali Rushlow (Worcester, Mass.) and Heather Gomes (Beverly, Mass.) registered matching scores of 9.475, as Jess Clemens (South Setauket, N.Y.) put forth a 9.350. The rotation was rounded out by Taylor Jackson (Ocean Beach, N.J.), who had a 9.150 on the event.
Clemens rebounded with great beam routine, as she was awarded a 9.425 and was followed by a 9.325 from Jackson.
Lastly, on balance beam, Sara King (Maribor, Slovenia) brought home Springfield College's top score of the day, a 9.575, while Clemens and Gomes each had a 9.550. Next was Sarah Murphy (Norwell, Mass.) with a 9.500, before Rushlow's 9.400 and Campagnone's 9.150.
Clemens, who competed in every event, produced a 36.975 in the all-around.
Springfield College will return home on Sunday, February 17 when it hosts Ithaca and Southern Connecticut at 1 p.m. in Blake Arena.