Faulk Advances to the NCAA Gymnastics Finals
April 19, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. - Navy senior Andrew Faulk registered a score of 84.0 in the all-around to take second place at the NCAA Gymnastics National Qualifying Meet on Thursday night at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. As one of the top-three finishers in Thursday night's qualifying session, Faulk has advanced to the all-around finals, which will take place at 8 p.m. ET on Friday at the Noble Center.
"Today wasn't one of my best meets, but it was one where I had to pull on my experience from the past to get through it," said Faulk. "When it comes to a meet like this, you can't let any negative event influence you and you just have to keep moving on."
Faulk produced a 13.95 in the floor exercise, a 14.15 on the pommel horse, a 13.25 on the rings, a 14.55 on the vault and a 14.05 on both the parallel bars and horizontal bar.
"I'm so thrilled to get back to the finals tomorrow - I couldn't be happier," said Faulk. "The atmosphere is so great and I'm really looking forward to giving it my best."
Navy's other all-around competitor, Chris Junghans, produced a score of 78.3 to take sixth. Junghans, a sophomore, scored a 14.15 in the floor exercise, 11.8 on the pommel horse, 12.9 on the rings, 13.8 on the vault, 12.5 on the parallel bars and 13.15 on the horizontal bar.
Competing in his first NCAA Qualifying Meet, sophomore Nate Gessner tied his season-high score of 14.4 on the vault, which was good for 23rd place.
Navy's fourth competitor, senior Aaron Ingram, scored a 13.2 on the horizontal bar.
Faulk will be Navy's lone representative in Friday's team and all-around finals. Live scoring and a live webcast of the event is available for free here.