Team Bios & News
Emily Green Bio
Article appearing in Rochester's Democrat & Chronicle - October 31, 2004
HS gymnastics: Green still No. 1 in county gymnastics
Team: 1. Hilton, 139.375; 2. Penfield/Eastridge, 138.725; 3. Batavia, 130.25;
4. Pittsford, 126.075; 5. Fairport, 117.025; 6. Rush-Henrietta, 116.950; 7.
Greece I, 115. 275; 8. Webster, 114.85; 9. Gates Chili, 101.00; 10.
Individuals: All-around: 1. Emily Green (Penfield/Eastridge), 38.3; 2. Lydia Barrett (P/E) 37.825; 3. Brittany Voll (Fairport), 37.025; Vault: 1. Green (P/E), 9.35; 2. Barrett (P/E), 9.3; 3. Voll (F), 9.0; Uneven bars: 1. Green (P/E), 9.45; 2. Barrett (P/E), 9.45; 3. Voll (F), 9.15; Balance beam: 1. Green (P/E), 9.7; 2. Barrett (P/E), 9.5; 3. Voll (F), 9.4; Floor exercises: 1. Green (P/E), 9.8; 2. Barrett (P/E), 9.575; 3. Voll (F) 9.475.
Article appearing in Rochester's Democrat & Chronicle - November 9, 2004
Green grabs fourth title
Penfield junior wins two events; Hilton repeats
(November 9, 2004) — BROCKPORT – If Emily Green were a basketball player, she could probably skip her senior year and jump right to the pros.
That's because she has nothing more to prove at the high school level. But Green is a gymnast, so she's not going anywhere just yet. The Penfield junior admittedly didn't turn in her best effort at Monday night's Section V championships at State University College at Brockport. But her performance was still good enough to edge teammate Lydia Barrett, 37.925 points to 37.725, for the all-around title and earn a spot all by herself in Section V history. Penfield's Stacy Kaplan (1982-84) and Pittsford Leila Tait (1999-2001) won the Section V all-around crown three consecutive years, but Green has now captured it four straight times. She has done the same in the Monroe County championships. "I didn't really have the best meet of my life," Green said. "I made a lot of little mistakes throughout the whole meet so it knocked my score down a little." Nothing knocked the Hilton girls off the top spot on the awards podium.
The Cadets repeated as team champion, squeaking past the combined Penfield/Eastridge team, 139.325 points to 138.700. Hilton also edged P/E last spring and at last week's county meet. "We're a team and we want to win as a team," said Hilton senior Diana Bermudez, fifth in the all-around for the second straight year for the Cadets, who went 12-0 in the regular season. "If someone messes up, they're still a part of the team, so we support them." Hilton is a deeper team than Penfield/Eastridge, that's why it won. The Cadets are also super supportive. When one of their teammates fell twice off the beam, the greeting she received after her routine was as if she just scored a perfect "10." "It's very important for a gymnast to just put it behind them and go on," said Hilton coach John Feeney, whose team also won in 1997 and last spring before the sport's recent switch to the fall. It was a switch for Green to not keep racking up first-places. As a freshman, Green won all four individual events. Last spring, she won three out of four, taking second in the floor exercise to Barrett. On Monday, she won only two of the four events — balance beam (9.65) and floor (9.625) — while tying for second in the vault with Barrett (9.15) and finishing runner-up to Barrett in the uneven bars (9.525 to 9.5). Still, her opponents admire her. "We try to mimic her behavior out there," said Hilton junior Erin Duffy. "She's very consistent," said Bermudez, the co-Gymnast of the Meet with Batavia's Kristie DuRei. "It's something that a lot of gymnasts don't have. It helps boost our confidence because if we know she can be that confident, we can, too." Greece Olympia junior Brittany Burr showed plenty of confidence in her first Section V meet. She won the vault (9.2) and was third in the all-around (36.80), just ahead of talented Fairport freshman Brittany Voll (36.575). Burr moved back to the area last summer after leaving at age 10 because of her father's job at Eastman Kodak. It took her to Mexico and Colorado. Area gymnasts will now have to wait until the spring to compete in the state championships. Green is the defending champion.
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