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Gymnastics Takes Third at the USAG Championships

Thomas Goodell posted a team-high 14.4 n the rings on Friday.

March 29, 2013

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The Navy gymnastics team took third place in the varsity team competition at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Division Championships on Friday in Williamsburg, Va. Air Force led the field with a score of 420.85 and host William & Mary followed with a 419.1. Navy posted a team total of 404.6 with a 66.35 in the floor exercise, 65.1 on the pommel horse, 69.65 on the rings, 69.9 on the vault, 67.0 on the parallel bars and 66.6 on the horizontal bar.

A total of five Midshipmen posted qualifying scores to advance to Saturday's individual finals, including Chris Junghans, Andrew Potts, Thomas Goodell, Josh Steves and Mitchell Larios.

Potts posted career-high scores in both the pommel horse (13.75) and high bar (14.05) in advancing to the individual finals of both events tomorrow. Fellow freshman Mitchell Larios also posted a pair of career highs to advance to the individual finals, scoring a 14.5 on the vault and 13.8 on the parallel bars. Both scores led Navy in the respective events.

Junghans matched Potts' score of 13.75 on the pommel horse to advance to the event finals and his 14.15 on the rings qualified him for the finals as well. In the all-around, he posted a total of 81.25. William & Mary's Daniel Potemski won the all-around with a score of 84.35.

Goodell posted a team-high score 14.4 on the rings and his 13.9 on the horizontal bar was a career high.

Steves advanced to vault finals with a score of 14.3.

Saturday's individual finals will begin at 2 p.m.



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