Providence, R.I. - January 12, 2019 - Led by the efforts of Jess Clemens (South Setauket, N.Y.) and Tali Twomey (Cotuit, Mass.), the Springfield College women's gymnastics team took second overall at the Rhode Island College Quad meet on Saturday afternoon.
The Pride finished second overall out of four teams with a team score of 183.300, as Brockport took first with a 186.300. Ursinus College was third with a team score of 180.125, as the Anchorwomen produced a 177.200 in their first meet of the year.
Clemens finished second in the all-around competition with a score of 36.700, highlighted by her uneven bars score of 9.575, which was the top score in the meet. Twomey was the top finisher on a pair of events, as she won the vault with a 9.500 and also won the floor exercise with a 9.825.
Twomey kicked off the vault rotation with a 9.500 to pace the Pride, as she was followed by a 9.250 from Clemens and a 9.325 from Heather Gomes (Beverly, Mass.). Next was Sara Fisher (Pelham, N.H.) with a 9.200, before Ali Rushlow (Worcester, Mass.) posted a 9.450.
Fresh off winning a national championship in the floor exercise last season, Twomey picked up right where she left off with a 9.825, producing the highest score of the meet, as she was followed by Rushlow's 9.675. Clemens was the Pride's third-best of the day on floor as she notched a 9.525, finishing just ahead of Victoria Gendreau (Warren, R.I.), who produced a mark of 9.450.
Next up, Springfield College will travel to Ithaca College on Saturday, January 19, and will take on the Bombers and Brockport. The meet is set to begin at 1 p.m.