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College gymnasts end season at regionals

Kathy Tang has a bright futrue in College Park.
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George Washington and Maryland gymnasts closed their seasons March 5 at the NCAA Regionals.

GW’s graduate student Kayla Carto and freshman Chelsea Raineri each concluded their seasons competing as individual performers at the NCAA Athens Regional.

Carto scored 37.950 in the all-around to finish in 14th place. She scored 37th on vault, 33rd on uneven bars, 36th on balance beam and 41st in floor exercise. Raineri, the EAGL Rookie of the Year and an All-EAGL First Team member, competed on both vault and uneven bars. She on finished 41st vault and 37th on floor exercise.

Michigan and Georgia finished in first and second place, respectively, in the team portion of the event to advance to the NCAA Championship.

Stephanie Giameo and Kathy Tang led the Terps to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA University Park Regional competition.

Giameo notched Maryland’s highest scores on beam and floor, and Kathy Tang hit the team’s highest marks on vault and bars as the Terps totaled a 194.525. Giameo’s 9.825 on beam tied for fifth place and Tang’s 9.850 on vault tied for 10th. As the lone all-around competitor for the Terps, Giameo tied Florida’s Bridget Sloan and New Hampshire’s Meghan Pflieger for ninth place with a 39.050.

Defending NCAA champion Florida won the regional competition totaling a 197.050. Host Penn State finished second with a 196.725. With the top two scores of the meet, Florida and Penn State will both advance to the NCAA Championships. Oregon State took third with a 196.525 and Kentucky was fourth with a 195.925. New Hampshire totaled 195.025 for fifth.