Men’s gymnastics sweeps events, wins tri-meet

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William and Mary posted a season-high score to defeat both Temple and host team Springfield at a tri-meet Feb. 24. It was a standout day for the Tribe; it scored 394.15 points overall, sweeping all six events including the pommel horse, for which it earned another season-high score of 67.65.

Individually, senior Jacopo Gliozzi set a school record when he won the pommel horse with a score of 15.3, and freshman Andrew Lyubovsky topped the competition on both the high bar and the parallel bars. Additionally, seniors David Watkins and Jack Hasenkopf secured first place in individual events for rings and bars respectively.

On the rings, Watkins and Gliozzi earned the top two spots overall. The vault saw many personal bests, as Hasenkopf notched a career-high 14.6, tying for third in school history and taking first place at the meet itself. Sophomore Collin Lillie matched a previous career-high of 14.4, which ranks seventh in school history.

Lyubovsky’s performance on the parallel bars tied him for eighth in program history, and his performance was supported by sophomore Ian Creelman and junior Nate Winneg, both of whom posted 13.0 scores, which was yet another season-high for Winneg.

On vault, Hasenkopf placed first with a score of 14.6, which is both a career-best and a score high enough to tie him for eighth place in the program’s history for this event.

The College will host Navy in a home meet Fri. Mar. 1.