Boris Rasin '09 won Saturday's all-around competition with a score of 45.800 to lead the men's gymnastics team to a season-high point total of 181.700, but MIT was still unable to overcome Springfield College. The Pride nipped Tech with a tally of 182.950. The University of Vermont's club team participated in the competition as well, finishing with 121.35 points.
The Engineers dropped to 0-3 in dual meet action with the loss, while the Pride improved to 1-2 with the victory.
Rasin picked up the top spot in the all-around by edging out Springfield sophomore Andy Kelly, who finished the afternoon with a 45.250. Thomas S. Caldwell '09 (45.050), Bradley J. Sutton '07 (44.300), and Joshua S. Coblenz '08 (42.850) finished 3-4-5, respectively, to give the Engineers four of the top five competitors in the meet.
Sutton notched Tech's top score of the afternoon with an 8.600 on the parallel bars, while Rasin was MIT's best in floor exercise (8.200) and still rings (8.500). Meanwhile, Caldwell took top honors among all gymnasts on the high bar (7.650) and the pommel horse (8.100). Matthew K. Heine '08 rounded out the Engineers' balanced performance by nabbing their highest tally in the vault with a score of 7.350.
The Engineers return to action on Sunday at the New England Championships, which will be hosted by the Pride at 2:00 p.m.