DURHAM, N.H. – The Yale gymnastics team opened its 2014 season on Sunday afternoon at the New Hampshire Wildcat Invitational, finishing fourth in a tough field with a team score of 187.500. The meet marked the college debut for Yale freshmen Anella Anderson and Tatiana Winkelman, as well as sophomore Camilla Opperman.
Minnesota finished first in the meet, scoring 196.025, followed by host New Hampshire, with 193.70, and Brown, with 192.550.
Junior Morgan Traina had a strong day delivering Yale's highest score on all four events. She tied for seventh on bars, with a 9.750, tied for seventh on beam with a 9.650 and tied for 13th on the floor exercise with a 9.700. She tied for fifth in the all-around with a total of 38.550 points.
On the vault, Traina tied for 18th along with Anderson and Brittney Sooksengdao, scoring a 9.450. Tying Traina for 13th on the floor was Opperman, who sat out her entire freshman campaign with injury. She also competed on the vault, finishing 23rd with a 9.300. Winkelman competed on bars and beam in her first collegiate meet, finishing 20th and 24th, respecitvely.
The Bulldogs' next meet will be at home on Saturday, Jan. 25, against Penn. The meet is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.
Report filed by Lyon Van Voorhis '15, Yale Sports Publicity