Faulk Wins ECAC Championships in Three Events
April 7, 2012
PHILADELPHIA - A day after capturing the all-around crown, Navy senior gymnast Andrew Faulk won individual titles in the pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar at the 2012 ECAC Championships on Saturday in Philadelphia, Pa. Faulk, who was also named ECAC Gymnast of the Year, posted career-best performances in both the parallel bars and high bar.
"Andrew competed great in five events today," said Navy head coach Sho Fukushima. "Like yesterday's performance in the all-around, he's really preparing well for the NCAA Championships."
Faulk executed a near-perfect routine on the high bar as he posted a 14.8 - the highest score of his career. His score was 0.25 points higher than second place Joseph Hodges of UIC.
Fualk's other career-high score came on the parallel bars where he registered a 14.7 for first place. The Nissen-Emery Award finalist earned his third gold medal of the day on the pommel horse as he posted a score of 14.1. In his other two events, Faulk placed second on the rings with a 14.1, and fifth on the vault, also with a 14.1.
Also competing for Navy in Saturday's individual event finals were Chris Junghans, Nate Gessner and Austin Zalik. Zalik took ninth on the rings with a 13.05, Gessner finished 10th on the vault with a 13.4 and Junghans was eighth on the high bar at 13.4.
Navy will now find out this week what gymnasts will be selected to compete in the NCAA Championships, held April 19-21 in Norman, Okla.