WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (March 9, 2014)—The No. 13 William and Mary men’s gymnastics team posted the top score in school history (427.2) in a victory against No. 11 Army and Temple on Senior Day at Kaplan Arena on Sunday afternoon. Army placed second with a 406.9, while Temple was third with a 401.45.
In addition to the record-breaking team score, the Tribe also set a school record on high bar (71.9) and earned a season-high on vault (72.1).
Individually, four Tribe gymnasts combined to win five of the six events, while senior Daniel Potemski nearly matched his own school record by winning the all-around title (85.8). Senior Landon Funiciello posted the top score on rings (72.25) and parallel bars (14.45), while junior Michael Deitz (14.6), junior Jason Wang (14.65) and sophomore Neal Courter (14.9) claimed titles on floor, pommel horse and vault, respectively.
The College opened the meet on floor and registered a 70.65, as Deitz won the title with a career-high 14.6. Junior J.J. Jindra and Courter also contributed to the team total with a pair of 14.1’s.
W&M claimed the top three spots on pommel horse en route to posting a 70.6. Wang tallied the top mark (14.65), while junior Peter Ten Eyck placed second by equaling his career high (14.4). Sophomore Keaton Ackerman finished third with a 14.35.
Funiciello (15.05) and Potemski (15.0) took the top two spots on rings and helped the squad earn a 72.25. Potemski’s mark established a career high.
The College recorded the top four scores on vault, as the team totaled a season-best 72.1. Courter won the event with a 14.9, while Deitz placed second with a career-high 14.65. Potemski (14.55) and freshman Aria Sabbagh (14.35) finished third and fourth, respectively.
Funiciello (14.45) earned his second title of the afternoon on parallel bars, while Potemski (14.15) placed second in the event to help the squad post a 69.7.
W&M closed the meet by setting a school record on high bar (71.9), as Courter (14.7) and Jindra (14.6) led the way by placing second and third, respectively. Courter’s score matched his career high.
In addition to Potemski, Jindra also competed as an all-arounder and placed second with a career-high 83.45.
The Tribe will return to action in two weeks when it competes at the USA Gymnastics Championships hosted by Navy.