Rasin Voted Most Improved as Men’s Gymnastics Takes Sixth

The men’s gymnastics team finished in sixth place with a score of 310.300 at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship hosted by the U.S. Military Academy this past weekend. In the individual competition, Boris Rasin ’09 placed eighth in the pommel horse (13.300) as Joshua S. Coblenz ’08 captured ninth in the parallel bars (13.150). In addition, Rasin was voted the Most Improved Gymnast by the league’s coaches.

In the all around, the Engineers captured 12th through 15th place. Coblenz led the charge with a tally of 79.050 as Rasin finished at 79.000. Thomas S. Caldwell ’09 posted a score of 76.950 while Jacob T. Shapiro ’11 came in at 75.150.

MIT secured a fifth-place finish on the pommel horse with a team total of 50.500. Rasin tied for eighth with a mark of 13.550 as Caldwell ranked 17th with a 13.000. Shapiro notched a tally of 12.200 while Coblenz contributed an 11.750. Jesse M. Ashcraft-Johnson ’11 also represented MIT in the event, finishing with a score of 10.700.

Shapiro led the way for the Engineers on the vault with a 13.800 as the team posted a total of 54.500. Coblenz finished right behind him at 13.700 while Caldwell (13.650) and Rasin (13.350) rounded out the group.

On the rings, MIT compiled a mark of 53.850. Coblenz was the team’s top performer as he tied for 14th with a 13.950 while Shapiro recorded a score of 13.700 to tie for 17th place. Rasin registered a 13.450 as Caldwel scored 13.450.

Tech’s contingent in the floor exercise was separated by just over a point as it notched a score of 52.400. Coblenz led the squad with a 13.550, followed by Rasin (13.150), Caldwell (13.150), Jacob S. Sharpe ’11 (12.550), and Shapiro (12.400).

Rasin claimed 18th place on the parallel bars with a total of 13.400 as the Engineers scored 50.550. Coblenz finished with a score of 13.200 while Shapiro posted a 12.850. Caldwell added a mark of 11.100.

The Engineers closed out the meet with a score of 48.500 on the high bar. Caldwell tallied a team-leading 13.300 as Coblenz notched a total of 12.900. Rasin registered a mark of 12.100 while Shapiro wrapped up the scoring with a 10.200.

Temple University claimed the team title with a total of 341.450. The University of William and Mary finished closely behind (341.350), followed by University of Illinois-Chicago (340.900), the U.S. Naval Academy (336.700), and Springfield College (322.200).