March 8, 2008
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Navy gymnast Adam Stanton (Jr./Centennial, Colo.) delivered fourth-place marks in two events as the Midshipmen finished third in a tri-meet at Penn State with William & Mary on Saturday afternoon.
The second-ranked Nittany Lions (6-1) led the way with a 357.7 on their home equipment, followed by the Tribe's (6-4) 338.9 and Navy's (8-6) 336.7, a season-high team score on the road.
Stanton tied a season high on the parallel bars with a 14.2 from the judges to finish fourth in the event. Earlier in the day on the pommel horse, the Navy junior delivered a 14.35-point performance to also place fourth.
In addition to Stanton on the pommel horse, Joseph Atzenbeck (Jr./Broomfield, Colo.) came up with a stellar 14.85-point routine to finish second, only 0.10-point behind Penn State Derek Helsby's 14.95-point showing. The Midshipmen shattered their season high on the pommel horse with a 55.75.
All-around gymnast Christopher Tam (Sr./Draper, Utah) produced a score of 14.65 on the high bar to finish second on the day, just 0.05-point behind Penn State Noam Shaham's 14.7-point mark. With the help of his high bar routine and five performances scoring a 13.5 or higher, Tam placed third in the all-around with an 82.6. Fellow Navy all-around gymnast Dylan Parrott (Fr./Rockwell, N.C.) landed fourth with a total of 81.55 points among the six events.
The Midshipmen will host their final home meet of the year next Saturday, when they host Temple at 2 p.m. in Macdonough Hall.