March 26, 2011
Nadrowski, Mangini are All-Americans
EAU CLAIRE, WIS. — Cortland tied for fourth place out of seven teams Friday at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championships, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The Red Dragons and Brockport each finished with a score of 185.25. Wisconsin-La Crosse won its 10th national title in the last 11 years and its 15th overall with a score of 191.175. Wisconsin-Whitewater was second with a 187.55 and Ithaca barely edged Cortland and Brockport for third place with a 185.375. Wisconsin-Eau Claire (184.725) and Wisconsin-Stout (182.475) rounded out the field.
Sophomore Sarah Nadrowski and freshman Courtney Mangini each earned All-America honors in the all-around competition with top-10 finishes in a field of 20 competitors. Nadrowski finished fifth with a 38.05 and Mangini was ninth with a 37.525. Nadrowski recorded a career-high 9.75 on balance beam, a 9.675 on vault, a 9.55 on floor exercise and a 9.075 on uneven bars. Mangini tallied a career-best 9.775 on balance beam, a 9.625 on floor exercise, a 9.325 on vault and an 8.80 on uneven bars.
Cortland earned eight spots in today’s individual event finals. Friday’s top 14 finishers, plus ties, in each event will compete for national titles. Friday’s scores will not affect today’s results.
Junior Marissa Goodstein posted the best score on vault Friday with a 9.80. Nadrowski will compete in three events — vault, balance beam and floor exercise — and Mangini earned berths in the finals on both balance beam and floor exercise. In addition, sophomore Amanda Recor advanced to the finals on vault with a 9.675 and freshman Stephanie Sladky moved into the finals on floor exercise with a 9.55.
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