Feb. 2, 2007
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy gymnastics team will head back on the road this Saturday when it travels to the James Madison Invitational in Harrisonburg, Va., starting at 2 p.m.
The Midshipmen (5-3) are coming off a fourth-place finish among seven colleges at the West Point Open. Navy tallied 190.25 points were good enough to finish ahead of Springfield, MIT and James Madison.
Navy will be competing against James Madison, Springfield, UIC and William & Mary this Saturday. The Mids have already seen three of the four opposing teams this season (James Madison, Springfield and William & Mary), including the host Dukes in both of Navy's meets in 2007.
At the West Point Open last Friday, junior Christopher Tam (Draper, Utah) scored higher than an 8.0 in all six disciplines. Tam placed third among collegians, fourth overall at the West Point Open with an all-around tally of 49.9 points. Tam scored an 8.8 in the floor exercise and an 8.55 on the high bar, placing among the top-20 gymnasts in all of the events.
Competing in the all-around with Tam was sophomore Ken Lee (Rockville, Md.), who tallied 44.6 points over the six events. Lee scored an 8.15 in only his second collegiate competition in the floor exercise and upped his mark on the high bar by 0.55-point compared to his season-opening performances three weeks ago.
Junior Brandon Cook (Longmont, Colo.) scored above an 8.0 in both the floor exercise and vault events for the second-consecutive meet last Friday. Cook earned an 8.55 from the judges in the floor exercise and an 8.15 on the vault.
Sophomore James Godfrey (Columbia, S.C.) also made significant improvement in the floor exercise and parallel bars. Godfrey registered a career-high 8.55 mark in the floor exercise and posted a 7.5 on the parallel bars.
Following this Saturday's invitational, the Midshipmen will head back to West Point to take on Army in the annual Star Meet on Saturday, Feb. 10, beginning at 1 p.m.