April 4, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -
The Navy gymnastics team will travel to Springfield, Mass., this weekend to partake in the annual ECAC Championships. Navy will join No. 12 William & Mary, No. 13 Temple, No. 14 Army, No. 15 UIC and host Springfield College at this year's event.
Kresge Gym on the campus of Springfield College will host this weekend's action. Friday's team and all-around competition will begin at 7 p.m. and Saturday's individual finals will take place at 6 p.m.
About the ECAC Championships
The winner of this weekend's ECAC Championship will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Qualifying Meet. Also, the top-six gymnasts in the all-around, and on each specific event, not associated with a qualifying team, will also advance to the NCAA Qualifying Meet.
Here's a look at the current team four-score averages for the six teams competing in this weekend's competition.
William & Mary - 417.967
Temple - 413.833
Army - 413.067
UIC - 408.267
Navy - 406.367
Springfield - 403.533
Navy took third in the varsity division at the USAG Collegiate Division National Championships with a score of 404.6. Four Midshipmen earned USAG All-America honors by placing in the top six of their respective event finals. Freshmen Mitchell Larios (parallel bars and vault) and Andrew Potts (horizontal bar and pommel horse) both earned All-America accolades in a pair of events. Sophomore Thomas Goodell garnered All-America honors in horizontal bar and junior Chris Junghans on the pommel horse.
Navy's Season-High Scores
Team - 407.3 (All-Academy Championships, Feb. 16)
Floor Exercise - 70.55 (All-Academy Championships, Feb. 16)
Pommel Horse - 66.95 (Army, Feb. 23)
Rings - 70.4 (William & Mary, March 9)
Vault - 71.45 (Army, Feb. 23)
Parallel Bars - 67.7 (Army, Feb. 23)
High Bar - 67.6 (Navy Open, Jan. 19)