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Gymnasts place second

The MIT Women's Gymnastics team, in its first meet of the season Saturday, scored 120.3 over Smith and Hunter Colleges despite new, stricter judging requirements. MIT placed second to Bridgewater State in the Northampton quad meet.

Catherine Rocchio '89 easily won the all-around with a score of 28.20 while Debbie Shnek '89 had the best vault of the day, scoring 8.15. Four freshmen joined the squad this year, replacing four seniors who graduated last year. The freshmen bring with them a plethora of experience, which they showed in their performances.

Evie Vance '86 also had a very good day, especially on the balance beam and floor exercises. Her balance beam score was the second highest of the meet.

Next weekend both the men's and women's teams travel to Connecticut to meet Coast Guard.

(Editor's note: Biber is co-captain of the MIT women's gymnastics team.)