Gymnastics Edged By Navy In the Star Match

Jesse Glenn

Jesse Glenn

Feb. 8, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Army gymnastics team turned in a season-high 420.1, but it was not enough to counter Navy's season-best 422.3 as the Black Knights fell to the host Midshipmen in the annual "Star" match in Macdonough Hall.

Eleventh-ranked Army and No. 12 Navy split the six team events with the Black Knights claiming four individual event titles and sharing it in another, but the Midshipmen's depth and their domination on pommel horse proved the difference in the meet.

Sophomore Jesse Glennwas the all-around winner with an 84.35, edging Navy's Chris Junghans (84.3) for the title. Glenn shattered his career-high on high bar with a 15.3 in earning medalist honors for the second time this season in an event he is ranked No. 3 in the country. Glenn was also third on floor exercise (14.2) and vault (14.45) and took fourth on parallel bars (14.4).

Senior Kip Webber was first on still rings with a season-best 14.55 and was runner-up on floor exercise (14.5).Freshman Joe Pritts led an Army sweep of the top three places on floor exercise with a 14.7, junior Jeremy Cahill earned the individual title on vault with a career-high 14.7, and sophomore Chris Short'sscore of 14.5 on parallel bars is a season best as he tied for first-place honors with Navy's Mitchell Larios and Junghans.

Navy's performance on pommel horse gave the Midshipmen a lead they would not relinquish after sweeping the first four places in outscoring the Black Knights 71.75-66.3. Junior Mike Tserkovnyukturned in a season-best 14.25 recording Army's highest score in that event.

In the team scoring, the Black Knights recorded the top marks in floor exercise (71.4), vault (71.35) and high bar (70.9) with the Midshipmen winning still rings (70.9) and parallel bars (70.75), along with pommel horse.

Army (0-2) returns to action next Friday hosting air Force in its home debut at Gross Sports Center.

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