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Air Force Vaults to Men's Gymnastics Win over William & Mary and Springfield

Ty Evans Springfield, Mass. -- March 14, 2010 -- The U.S. Air Force Academy men's gymnastics team used an extraordinary score on vault to leap over both William & Mary and host Springfield College on the final event this afternoon in a tri-meet at SC's Blake Arena. Air Force used a 62.350 in vault to score a total of 342.950 points to William & Mary's 337.800 and Springfield's 336.650. For the Pride, the score was a high for the season.

Entering the final apparatus, Springfield was in first place by about a point over both Air Force and William & Mary. But Air Force scored 62.350 points in the vault, while William & Mary tallied a 57.150 on parallel bars, and Springfield a 54.700 on high bar.

Nash Mills (Coto De Caza, Calif.), a junior from Air Force, was the top All-Arounder with a score of 86.300. In second was Spingfield's Ty Evans, a sophomore from San Jose, Calif., who scored an 84.250. In third was senior Derek Gygax (Stevensville, Md.) of William & Mary with an 84.000.

Team Score -- Air Force 342.950, William & Mary 337.800, Springfield 336.650

All-Around
1) Nash Mills, AF -- 86.300
2) Ty Evans, SC -- 84.250
3) Derek Gygax, W&M -- 84.000
4) Josh Fox, SC -- 82.200
5) Andy Hunter, W&M -- 81.500

Floor Exercise
1) Josh Fried, W&M -- 14.700
2) Josh Fox, SC -- 14.600
3) Travis Langham, AF -- 14.500
T4) Joel Uptmor, AF -- 14.400
T4) Jimmy Pezzino, SC -- 14.400
T6) Ty Evans, SC -- 14.300
T6) Dan Klimkowski, AF 14.300

Pommel Horse
1) Dan Klimkowski, AF -- 14.300
2) Matt Tocchio, SC -- 14.250
3) Derek Gygax, W&M -- 14.200
4) Futa Ikeda, W&M -- 14.000
5) Mike Licari, SC -- 13.700
T6) Nash Mills, AF -- 13.500
T6) James Okamoto, AF -- 13.500

Still Rings
1) Dan Klimkowski, AF -- 14.500
2) Nash Mills, AF -- 14.400
3) Dave Ellis, W&M -- 14.250
T4) Joel Uptmor, AF -- 14.150
T4) Josh Spencer, AF -- 14.150
T4) Stephen Deutsch, W&M -- 14.150

Vault
T1) Travis Langham, AF -- 15.750
T1) Joel Uptmor, AF -- 15.750
T3) Nash Mills, AF -- 15.550
T3) Jimmy Pezzino, SC -- 15.550
5) Ty Evans, SC -- 15.400
6) Devin Menefee, AF -- 15.300

Parallel Bars
1) Ty Evans, SC -- 14.550
2) Derek Gygax, W&M -- 14.500
T3) Nash Mills, AF -- 14.450
T3) Andy Hunter, W&M -- 14.450
5) Alex Egerter, W&M -- 14.200
T6) Vince Smurro, W&M -- 14.000
T6) Thomas Wilkinson, AF -- 14.000

High Bar
1) Derek Gygax, W&M -- 14.300
T2) Nash Mills, AF -- 14.250
T2) Josh Fox, SC -- 14.250
4) Garrett Canter, AF -- 14.000
5) Josh Spencer, SC -- 13.900
6) Vince Smurro, W&M -- 13.850

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