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Tribe Earns Season-High Score at Springfield
Updated: Thursday 03/11/2012 (ET)
by TribeAthletics.com
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (March 11, 2012) - The William and Mary men's gymnastics team earned its best score of the season but was edged by Springfield, 332.7 - 331.8, on Sunday afternoon in Springfield, Mass.

In addition to posting its top team score of the 2012 campaign, W&M also earned season highs on floor (56.3), pommel horse (54.8) and vault (56.8).

Individually, sophomore Daniel Potemski won the all-around title with an 82.7, while freshman Michael Deitz earned the meet's top score on high bar with a career-best 14.0.

Potemski and sophomore Landon Funiciello both earned a 14.4 on floor to tie for the team's top mark and helped the Tribe earn a season-high 56.3 in the event. Freshman J.J. Jindra also came up big with a career-best 14.0.

W&M also registered a season high on pommel horse (54.8) and was led by freshman Jason Wang who placed second overall with a career-best 14.1. The impressive mark ranks eighth in the Tribe's record book. Senior Steve Deutsch and freshman Peter Ten Eyck also contributed to the team total with a 13.9 and a 13.7, respectively.

Deutsch led the College on rings and finished second among all competitors with a 13.9. Jindra earned a 13.7 and senior Jonathan Prohov registered a season-high 13.6 en route to helping the team record a 54.7.

The Tribe registered a season-high 56.8 on vault and was led by Potemski's 14.6. Deitz also came up big with a career-best 14.4, and Dan Melzar nearly equaled his best mark of the season in the event with a 14.0.

Junior Kris Yeager and junior Futa Ikeda both earned season highs with a 13.9 and a 13.7, respectively, to lead W&M on parallel bars. Ten Eyck also contributed to the team total of 54.5 with a 13.5.

Deitz claimed the individual title on high bar with a career-best 14.0 en route to helping the squad register a 54.7. Jindra and Potemski both recorded a 13.8 in the event, which equaled a season high for Jindra.

In addition to Potemski, Jindra and Ikeda both competed in all six events and earned a 78.0 and a 77.9, respectively, as all-arounders.

The Tribe will close out its regular-season slate this week with a pair of home meets. W&M will host Army in a dual meet on Thursday at 7 p.m., before competing against Temple and Army on Saturday at 7 p.m.











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