Springfield, Mass. - March 5, 2017 - The Springfield College men's gymnastics team took third place in a tri-meet with Army and Navy on Sunday afternoon in Blake Arena. Navy finished first overall with a team score of 401.900, while Army registered a 391.400 to take second. The Pride rounded out the meet with a team score of 380.500.
Springfield College was led by the impressive efforts of sophomore Jannik Haas (San Jose, Calif.), who was the Pride's top finisher on the parallel bars and the horizontal bar, and junior Chris Graff (Old Bridge, N.J.), who was Springfield College's top scorer on the pommel horse and rings.
Starting on the floor exercise, freshmen Giancarlo Lawrence (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Corey Matthews (Kernerville, N.C.) notched matching scores of 13.150 to lead the Pride, while classmate Matthew Koy (Parlin, N.J.) rounded out the top three with a 13.100. On the pommel horse, Graff led with a 13.500, which placed him fifth overall, while Haas posted a 13.150 and freshman Nick Cramer (Lincoln, Neb.) finished with a 13.000.
Next, on the rings, Graff led the way with a 13.200, good for fourth overall, while he was closely followed by classmate Joshua Dieker (Oviedo, Fla.) with a 13.100. On vault, freshman Stephen Lewis (Baltimore, Md.) put forth the Pride's best effort of the day, as she notched a 14.200, while Alex Campagnone (Johnston, R.I.) was Springfield College's second best with a 13.850.
On the parallel bars, Haas posted a 13.700 to finish second overall in the meet, while Mike Grimaldi (Middletown, N.J.) and Graff scored matching marks of 12.750. Lastly, on the horizontal bar, Haas produced a 12.950 to lead the Pride, while Graff finished with a 12.300 and Dieker with a 12.150.
Up next, Springfield College will return to Blake Arena on Sunday, March 12 when it will host Army at 1 p.m.