Feb. 19, 2003

Columbus, Ohio-Twin sisters Metta Thompson (So., Rochester, N.Y.) and Hanna Thompson (So., Rochester, N.Y.) stole the show this weekend at the United States Fencing Association Junior Olympic Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., finishing first and second, respectively, in women’s foil among 146 competitors. Hanna Thompson and Metta Thompson remain third and fourth in the junior women’s foil national rolling point standings released by U.S. Fencing.

Freshman Adam Crompton (Newark, N.J.) also fared well, finishing tied for tenth in men’s sabre. Crompton is now fifth in the men’s sabre rolling point standings. Zachary Parkins (Fr., The Woodlands, Texas) just missed the Top 32, finishing 33rd and Brian Leben (Fr., Virginia) came in 43rd among the 113 men’s sabre competitors.

In women’s sabre, Kristin Rill (Fr., Des Plaines, Ill.) finished 32nd and was followed closely by fellow Buckeye Marguerite Plekhanov (Fr., Montclair, N.J.) who came in 36th. Michelle Lange (Fr., Waukesha, Wis.) rounded out the women’s sabre, finishing 51st .

In men’s foil, Matthew Carbone (Fr., Potomac, Md.) finished 52nd and Michael Ross (Fr., El Paso, Texas) came in 72nd among 220 competitors. Freshman Alexandra DiCerbo (New Rochelle, N.Y.) finished 96th in women’s foil.

The Buckeyes will be back in action March 1-2 at the Midwest Championships in South Bend, Ind.