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Robin Shin Places 22nd at NCAA Championship

Rookie Robin S. Shin ’12 posted five victories en route to a 22nd-place finish in sabre at the NCAA Fencing National Championship held this past weekend at Pennsylvania State University. As a team, MIT tied for 24th place for the second year in a row, this time sharing the ranking with Vassar College.

In her first appearance at the national level, Shin topped Division I foes Kamali Thompson (Temple University), Alicia Trigeiro (University of California, San Diego), Alexandra Heiss (Cornell University), and Eva Jellison (Stanford University) in addition to Alyxandra Mattison of Division III New York University.

—Mindy Brauer, DAPER Staff

Men’s Gymnastics Finishes Fifth at USAG Championship

The MIT men’s gymnastics team kicked off its postseason run with a fifth-place finish at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championship this past weekend at the College of William & Mary. In the individual event finals, Jacob T. Shapiro ’11 finished fourth (14.350) on the rings while Boris Rasin ’09 placed three spots behind him with a score of 13.800. On the high bar, Brett S. Lazarus ’12 ranked seventh with a mark of 13.200.

In the all-around, Lazarus led the Engineers with a seventh-place finish (79.750) as Rasin finished right behind him (79.450). Shapiro captured 10th place with a total of 79.050 while Thomas S. Caldwell ’09 ranked 15th (74.900).

MIT’s best showing was on the rings with Shapiro recording a mark of 14.550; the Engineers amassed a team score of 55.850. Shapiro registered his second team-leading performance on the vault with a mark of 14.150 as the squad posted a score of 55.450.Lazarus’ tally of 14.000 on the high bar helped power the Engineers to a team score of 52.450. Rasin paced MIT on the floor exercise with a score of 13.350 while the Engineers amassed a team total of 51.850.

On the parallel bars Rasin and Shapiro both received a 12.950, propelling the team to a mark of 49.200. Lazarus led the way on the pommel horse with a score of 12.850 as the Engineers compiled a total of 48.500.

—Mindy Brauer, DAPER Staff