Gymnasts Finish Third Against Central Michigan, Maryland

Stephanie Goldstein. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Stephanie Goldstein. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Competing against some of the best college gymnasts in the country, Yale fought its way to a third-place finish against Central Michigan and Maryland with a score of 190.525.  Maryland finished in first place with a 196.025 and Central Michigan was second, scoring a 195.575.

Morgan Traina had a huge day for the Bulldogs, delivering a career-best performance in the all-around competition, finishing fifth with a 38.625.  Traina was Yale's top scorer on three apparatuses, scoring a 9.725 to finish tied for sixth on the bars, a 9.700 to finish tied for eighth on the beam and a personal-best 9.700 on the floor exercise. 

In addition to Traina's heroics, Yale received terrific performances from a number of other gymnasts.  Captain Stephanie Goldstein tied with Traina in eighth on the balance beam, scoring a personal-best 9.700.  Joyce Li also tied with Traina on the floor exercise, finishing 13th with a 9.700.  As she has in nearly every meet this season, Tara Feld delivered an excellent score on the vault, scoring a 9.775 to tie for seventh. 

The Bulldogs conclude their regular season this Friday, when they travel to Williamsburg, Va., to face William & Mary.  That meet is scheduled to begin at 7:00 P.M. 

Report filed by Lyon Van Voorhis '15, Yale Sports Publicity.