Pitt Gymnastics Posts Highest Overall Score in Program History to Win Tri-Meet

Pitt Gymnastics Posts Highest Overall Score in Program History to Win Tri-Meet

2/20/2022 5:56:00 PM

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—The University of Pittsburgh gymnastics team (8-6, 4-2 EAGL) made history in a tri-meet with George Washington and New Hampshire Sunday afternoon at the Fitzgerald Field House, posting the highest overall score in program history, 196,775, and breaking the team beam record for the second time this season with a score of 49,325.

Jordyn Ewing earned the individual title on bars with a career-high 9,925, while Katie Chamberlain tied for first on beam with a career-high 9,925. Chamberlain also earned a 9,900 on bars – her second consecutive bar score of a 9,900 or higher.

The Panthers’ record-breaking score topped both George Washington, 196.775-196.375, and New Hampshire, 196.775-195.125 to pick up two conference wins.

Freshman Sidney Washington scored a team-high 9,850 to earn second overall, continuing her streak of earning at least a 9,750 in the event throughout her collegiate career. Freshman Hallie CopperwheatChamberlain, and junior Ciara Ward all recorded 9,800s for the Panthers. Senior Olivia Miller earned a 9,750 in the lead-off spot and junior Lauren Beckwith scored a 9,575. The team finished the first rotation with a 49,000.

The momentum continued in the second rotation as two Panthers recorded a 9.900 or higher – Ewing (9.925) and Chamberlain (9.900). Washington and Copperwheat contributed 9,850s, graduate student Kailey Gillings tied her career-high 9,825, and junior Ward recorded a 9,750 in her event debut this season. An impressive team score of 49,350 boosted the overall score to 98,350 heading into beam.

The Panthers continued their domination in the third rotation, breaking the program beam record for the second time this season, totaling 49,325. Chamberlain led the Panthers off by earning a career-high score of 9,925 to tie for the individual event title. Ewing recorded a career-high 9,875, as well as Copperwheat, and Beckwith anchored with a 9,850. Senior Kiley Robatin earned a 9,800, followed by junior Christina Weiss who scored a 9,775 in her event debut. The Panthers’ three-rotation score totaled 147,675.

The team finished strong on floor with all six competitors earning at least a 9,725. Ewing recorded a team-high 9,850s, while Miller and Washington scored 9,825s in the lead-off and anchor spots respectively. Copperwheat and Beckwith earned 9,800s, followed by junior Erin Hutchison with a 9,775. The Panthers rounded out the afternoon with a team score of 49,100.

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