Gymnastics Records Seven All-Conference Performances At ECAC Championships
Sophomore Mitchell Larios
March 29, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy gymnastics had a successful second day at the ECAC Championships, tallying seven all-conference performances Saturday at Macdonough Hall. The Mids tallied at least one all-conference performance in each of the six event finals on Saturday (a top six finish qualifies as an all-conference performance.)
Sophomore Mitchell Larios (Frisco, Texas) highlighted Saturday's meet with a first-place finish on the parallel bar with a score of 14.15. Larios qualified with a 14.30 score on Friday. Larios edged out William and Mary's Sam Patterson and Daniel Potemski by .10 and .25 respectively.
Freshman Jonny Tang (Malvern, Pa.) was the lone Mid to record two all-conference performances on Saturday. Tang placed fourth in both the floor exercise (14.25) and high bar (14.15). His mark of 14.15 in the high bar was a season-best.
Navy's Thomas Goodell (Jr., Hopkinton, Mass.) and Eric Viscardi (Jr., Marietta, Ga.) each tallied third place finishes in their respective finals. Goodell scored a 14.75 on the rings and Viscardi recorded a 14.65 at the vault.
Sophomore Andrew Potts (Ellicott City, Md.) finished sixth in the high bar (14.10), while his classmate Eric Morrison (Broomfield, Colo.) placed fifth in the pommel horse with a score of 14.10 to round out Navy's all-conference level performers on the afternoon.
Senior Chris Junghans (Dunkirk, Md.) closed out his home competitive career with performances in four event finals, though he just missed placing top-six in the parallel bars by .15.
Team action for Navy is complete the 2014 season with the ECAC Championships, though individuals with NCAA Championships aspirations will find out their fate this coming week with entry into the NCAA Qualifying Meet on April 10 at the University of Michigan