March 26, 2012
Cortland’s Goodstein vaults 2nd at nationals
BROCKPORT — Marissa Goodstein’s second place on vault was among six All-America performances turned in by SUNY Cortland on Saturday in the individual final events at the National Collegiate Gymnastic Association.
In the second day of competition at The College of Brockport, senior Goodstein became an All-American for the first time with a score of 9.575. The New Jersey native finished second behind Monica Durham of Ursinus, who scored a 9.60.
Sophomore Courtney Mangini and junior Sarah Nadrowski also earned first-team All-America honors with top six finishes. Mangini tied for third on floor exercise with a 9.65 and Nadrowski finished sixth on floor exercise with a 9.625.
Nadrowski was also one of three Red Dragons to pick up second-team All-America honors with a finish between seventh and 12th place. She tied for 12th place on uneven bars with an 8.55. Sophomore Stephanie Sladky finished seventh on floor exercise with a 9.55 and senior Cady Tinney placed 11th on uneven bars with an 8.675.
Cortland’s other individual event finalist, freshman Elise Konikoff, finished in 15th place on balance beam with an 8.50.
Mangini is now a five-time All-American, all with first-team status. She was a first-team All-American as a freshman last year in the all-around, floor exercise and balance beam and this season in the all-around and on floor exercise.
Nadrowski has earned eight All-America awards in three seasons, five as a first-teamer. She’s been a first-team All-American each of the last two years in the all-around and on floor exercise, as well as on vault as a freshman. She was a second-team All-America on vault and balance beam last year and uneven bars this season.
Sladky picked up a second-team All-America award for the second straight season, both on floor exercise. Tinney is an All-American for the first time this season.
The individual event national champions were Durham on vault, Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Allyse Dieringer on uneven bars (9.75), Michaela McCarney of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on balance beam (9.575) and Brockport’s Taylor Wierzba on floor exercise (9.725).
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