February 4, 2023
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Gymnastics places fifth at NCGA East Regional Championships

The Ithaca College gymnastics team competed in the National College Gymnastics Association East Region Championships March 19 in Brockport, New York, finishing in fifth place with a score of 185.525.

Three athletes will continue on to NCGA Nationals on April 1 at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Junior Kendra Balcerak will compete on the balance beam, sophomore Carolyn Nichols on vault, and freshman Baylie Trammell on uneven bars.

The Bombers scored a total of 45.525 points on the balance beam, with sophomore Haley Lyons finishing in 10th place with a score of 9.425. Freshman Paige Landes finished in 11th with a score of 9.400.

On the floor exercise, freshman Emily Szembrot tied for 16th place with a score of 9.575, while sophomore Victoria Gery finished 18th with a score of 9.475.

Nichols placed seventh in a three-way tie on the vault, which secured her spot at nationals with a score of 9.675. Junior Kaylee Pacunas finished in 13th place with a score of 9.575.

On the uneven bars, Trammell finished in a tie for second place with a score of 9.625, which was a personal best. Balcerak and junior Mina Shernan tied for 18th place with a score of 9.225.

Balcerak, Trammell and Nichols will compete in the Division III 2017 NCGA Individual Event Finals on April 1 in Menomonie, Wisconsin.