April 21, 2009
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Boris Rasin, Jake Shapiro, and Brett Lazarus were the lone Division III representatives at the NCAA National Collegiate Men’s Gymnastics Championship hosted this past weekend at the University of Minnesota. The trio marked MIT’s largest contingent to compete at the national level as Rasin capped his career with a program-record third consecutive appearance. Shapiro and Lazarus were first-time selections to the national qualifying round.
Rasin placed 10th in the all-around qualifier with a score of 79.050. He notched a 13.850 on the rings, a 13.600 on the vault, a 13.200 on the floor exercise, a 13.000 on the high bar, a 12.900 on the parallel bars, and a 12.500 on the pommel horse.
Shapiro finished two spots behind Rasin in the all-around with a tally of 76.650. He registered a 13.600 on the vault, a 13.450 on the rings, a 13.050 on the floor exercise, a 12.300 on the parallel bars, a 12.200 on the pommel horse, and a 12.050 on the high bar.
Lazarus rounded out the group by capturing 39th place on the high bar with a total of 12.300.