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Men's Gymnastics Takes Fifth At West Point Open

Men's Gymnastics Takes Fifth At West Point Open

West Point, N.Y. - January 11, 2019 - The Springfield College men's gymnastics team kicked off the 2019 campaign at the West Point Open on Friday evening and finished fifth against some of the top competition on the East Coast. 

Penn State captured its sixth straight title and 21st overall as it outdistanced the field with a 407.500. Navy took second (395.250) followed by Army (392.100), William & Mary (382.600) and Springfield (372.250) in rounding out the top five. Temple also turned in a 302.800

In the all-around competition, Stephen Lewis (Baltimore, Md.) finished third as he posted a 78.400 to pace the Pride's efforts.  Trevor Lamberton (Willow Spring, N.C.) took ninth in the all-around with a 72.200.

It was a standout first meet for Lewis, who had competed twice during the first semester internationally with the Jamaican National Team, as he had the Pride's top score on five of the six events.  His night was highlighted by a career-best showing on the parallel bars with a 13.750, while he also scored 13.250 on the floor exercise, tallied a 12.750 on the pommel horse, a 13.500 on the rings, and a 12.450 on the horizontal bar. 

On the vault, Springfield had three student-athletes hit for a team-best mark of 13.100, including Giancarlo Lawrence (Jacksonville, Fla.), Christian Wilkey Jr. (Lowell, Mass.), and Lamberton.

Additionally, Sean Turtle (East Amherst, N.Y.) delivered a career-best mark of 12.400 on the floor exercise, Jack Vollo (Rochester, N.Y.) was credited with a 12.050 on the pommel horse, Nick Cramer (Lincoln, Neb.) earned a 12.300 on the rings, Jannik Haas (San Jose, Calif.) posted a 13.350 on the parallel bars, and Lamberton recorded a 12.250 on the horizontal bar.