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Matt Musielak Leads Men's Gymnastics At NCAA Championships




April 12, 2003

Philadelphia, Pa. - Junior Matt Musieak was the lone qualifier on day one of the NCAA Individual Qualifying on Friday in Philadelphia.

Musielak finished in a tie for 12th on the high bar competition during session I with a score of 9.0, equaling Minnesota's Guillermo Alvarez, Stanford's Matt McLean and Penn State's Ludwig Kern.

Musielak will compete on Saturday afternoon in an attempt to advance to the individual event finals.

Musielak was also 34th on floor (8.25) and 45th on parallel bars (7.55).

David Livingston also had a solid outing in session I, finishing 22nd on pommels (8.4), T30th on rings (8.3), T23rd on parallel bars (8.4) and 46th on high bar (7.25).

Keith Kerrigan was 47th on parallel bars with a score of 6.55.

In session II, rookie Nick Stavros excelled taking 17th on rings (9.075) and T20th on pommels with a score of 8.75.

Flames standout Neil Faustino persevered through an uncomfortable injury to finish in a tie for 14th on rings (9.2), T32nd on pommels (8.15) and T25th on high bar (8.45).

Freshman Eric Novick finished in a tie for 26th on vault with a 9.0 tally.

Phil Goss was impressive in his national debut tying for 23rd with a score of 8.5.

Musielak will compete on Saturday afternoon in an attempt to advance to the individual event finals.

UIC FINISHES

FX

Musielak, 34, 8.25 (1)

Krueger, 40, 7.95 (2)

PH

Stavros, T20, 8.75 (2)

Faustino, T32, 8.15 (2)

Novick, 42, 7.4 (2)

Livingston, 22, 8.4 (1)

R

Faustino, T14, 9.2 (2)

Stavros, 17, 9.075 (2)

Livingston, T30, 8.3 (1)

V

Novick, T26, 9.0, (2)

Galfi, 29, 8.925, (2)

 

 

Joyce, T38, 8.8, (2)

Vernon, T42, 8.6 (2)

PB

Goss, T23, 8.5

Faustino, 46, 7.35 (2)

Musielak, 45, 7.55 (1)

Livingston, T23, 8.4 (1)

Kerrigan, 47, 6.55 (1)

HB

Musielak, T12, 9.0 (1)

Livingston, 46, 7.25 (1)

Faustino, T25, 8.45 (2)

Joyce, T37, 8.25 (2)

Vernon, 45, 6.85 (2)

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