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Springfield Wins the New England Men's Gymnastics Invitational Championships

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – March 4, 2007 – A pair of individuals from MIT, Boris Rasin and Brad Sutton, finished 1-2 in the all-around, but it was Springfield College which pulled out the team victory in the New England Men’s Gymnastics Invitational Championships this afternoon at SC’s Blake Arena.

Springfield finished with a total of 186.550 points, followed by MIT with 181.900 points, and James Madison with 164.900 points. Also competing with incomplete teams were Temple with 129.350, Vermont with 123.850, and USA Gymnastics with 64.800. There were also individuals representing SUNY Brockport and a few club teams. Temple was the defending champion.

In the all-around, sophomore Boris Rasin (Brookline, Mass.) and senior Brad Sutton (Rochester Hills, Mich.) placed first and second for the Engineers of MIT. Rasin finished with a score of 47.500, more than two full points ahead of teammate Sutton, who finished with a tally of 45.450. Colin Hill of Sterling Academy placed third with a score of 45.150. Behind him was Springfield sophomore Andy Kelly (Marstons Mills, Mass.) at 44.950 in fourth, JMU junior Derrick Holbert (Westminster, Md.) at 43.150 in fifth, and JMU sophomore Sterling Van Winkle (Tallahassee, Fla.) in sixth at 43.050.

Other winners included R.J. Heflin of Gymnastics and More on floor exercise (8.950), parallel bars (9.000), and pommel horse (9.200), Caldwell of MIT in the high bars (8.250), and sophomore Ken Sloanhoffer (New Windsor, N.Y.) and freshman Keith Stumpf (Williamsville, N.Y.), both of Springfield, in the vault.

Further winners included Rasin of MIT and Springfield sophomore Matt Bolognese (Stony Brook, N.Y.), who tied for first in the rings, with scores of 8.650.

TEAM SCORES
SPRINGFIELD 186.550
MIT 181.900
JMU 164.900
TEMPLE 129.350
VERMONT 123.850
USA GYMNASTICS 64.800

INDIVIDUAL SCORES
Floor --

1) R.J. Heflin, Gym & More 8.950
2) Joshua Coblenz, MIT 8.000
2) John Ferreira, SC 8.000
4) Colin Hill, Sterling Acad. 7.950
5) Boris Rasin, MIT 7.800
6) Kyle Bartgis, SC 7.750

Pommel Horse –
1) R.J. Heflin, Gym & More 9.200
2) Sterling Van Winkle, JMU 8.650
3) Brad Sutton, MIT 8.400
4) Matt Davis, SC 8.300
4) Sumit Ujjainwal, Granite State 8.300
6) John Jeffries, Temple 8.150

Still Rings --
1) Boris Rasin, MIT 8.650
1) Matt Bolognese, SC 8.650
3) Andrew Kelly, SC 8.000
4) Colin Hill, Sterling Acad. 7.900
5) Sterling Van Winkle, JMU 7.450
5) John Jeffries, Temple 7.450

Vault –
1) Ken Sloanhoffer, SC 7.950
1) Keith Stumpf, SC 7.950
3) Colin Hill, Sterling Acad. 7.750
3) Travis Eiler, JMU 7.750
5) Chris Casso, American Gym. 7.700
6) Brad Sutton, MIT 7.300

Parallel Bars –
1) R.J. Heflin, Gym & More 9.000
2) Brad Sutton, MIT 8.250
3) Boris Rasin, MIT 7.950
4) Jeffrey Shearer, Temple 7.900
5) Derrick Holbert, JMU 7.800
6) Matt Davis, SC 7.700

High Bar –
1) Tom Caldwell, MIT 8.250
2) Matt Davis, SC 8.200
3) Boris Rasin, MIT 8.150
4) Derrick Holbert, JMU 8.000
5) John Ferreira, SC 7.800
6) Karl Jaanimagi, SUNY Brockport 7.550

All-Around –
1) Boris Rasin, MIT 47.500
2) Brad Sutton, MIT 45.450
3) Colin Hill, Sterling Acad. 45.150
4) Andrew Kelly, SC 44.950
5) Derrick Holbert, JMU 43.150
6) Sterling Van Winkle, JMU 43.050

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