By David F. Pendrys [Official results from Yale Athletics]
NEW HAVEN, CT – The Yale Gymnastics team won the Don Tonry Invitational Saturday afternoon with a 194.275 in the meet that honored the long time Gymnastics coach. The Bulldogs finished ahead of Bridgeport’s 194.225 while SCSU scored a 191.825 and Springfield College a 186.000.
“I was so pleased with the team’s performance,” Yale Head Coach Barbara Tonry said. “We are improving each competition and I am proud of this continuing work on details and gaining of confidence. So very proud of their efforts.”
It should be noted that wins and losses do not figure into any post-season measurements, instead an assembly of average scores arranged by division and conference ultimately. Nonetheless, Yale’s performance figured into their overall placement in that regard.
The Don Tonry invitational honors the life and accomplishments of the Olympian and Yale coach. Visit the Yale Athletics write up for more.
SCSU’s Alexandra Lesperance flew to first place on Vault with a 9.775 as Maya Reimers and Kelsey Campbell of Bridgeport notched 9.725s. Yale’s Alyssa Firth and Jacey Baldovino had personal bests after scoring 9.7s, a tally they shared with teammate Rebecca Chong, UB’s Brieanna Zine and Gabrielle Kistner. Taylor Jackson had Springfield’s best score of 9.575 on the apparatus.
On the Uneven Bars, Kelli Tereshko of Bridgeport took first with her 9.85. Jessica Wang of Yale swung to a 9.8, Campbell and Kathryn Doran of Bridgeport had 9.775s, just ahead of Baldovino, and UB’s Thomara Powell-Brown and Maritza Futch who had 9.75s. Megan Ryan had a 9.725 for Yale as well. Briana Kerr led Springfield with her 9.6
On the Beam, Yale set a new team record as Jacey Baldovino scored a 9.925, as her teammate Jade Buford scored a 9.875. Kathleen Aberger of SCSU scored a 9.850 to tie her team’s school record. Doran had a 9.825, and Campbell had a 9.8 for the Purple Knights of UB. Delaney Cahill and Kistner scored 9.775s as well. Yale’s rotation didn’t score below 9.75 as Charlotte Cooperman, Kiarra Alleyne, and Wang all had that score. Jessica Clemens scored a 9.75 to lead her squad.
Reimers took first on Floor thanks to a 9.825. Baldovino set a personal best of 9.775, a score she shared with Buford. Kelly Aycock of Bridgeport, Aberger, and SCSU’s Alexandra Avendano had 9.725s. Emma Firmstone of Yale had a 9.7 as well. Tali Twomey led the SC Pride with her 9.6.
In the All Around, Baldovino scored a 39.150, which was the fifth highest in Yale’s history. Campbell had a 38.925, Buford a 38.7, Doran a 38.6, Firmstone a 37.575, and Clemens compiled a 37.250.