Julia Sharpe ’09, William White ’17 shine in gymnastics meet

The MIT Gymnastics Club hosted its annual alumni meet shortly before spring break. William L. White ’17 clinched top spot overall in the men’s category with victories in the floor and vault in addition to second place finishes in pommel horse and parallel bars and third place in rings and high bars. MIT alumni Nate Sharp ’09 and Julia Sharpe ’09 made up the top three. Ben Rudolph of Cambridge Community Gymnastics won first place in rings, pommel horse, parallel bars and high bars.

Julia Sharpe was the only competitor to participate in each event in both the male and female categories. With victories in uneven bars, balance beams, and floor exercise she clinched top spot overall in the women’s category. Bree Hussong of Northeastern won the vault and finished in the top three in each event to guide Northeastern to second place in the team standings in the women’s category.

White will be heading to his third national intercollegiate gymnastics meet in Sacramento from April 14-16. Following his impressive display at the alumni meet, White noted, “I think I did very well at this meet. My routines were clean for the most part and I had no falls. The past few meets I had been having trouble with my dismount from pommel horse, but I made it around at this meet.”