Men's Gymnastics Takes Top Honors At New England Invitational

Men's Gymnastics Takes Top Honors At New England Invitational

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Freshman Allan Malone posted the meets best score on floor as the Temple men's gymnastics team won first place at the New England Invitational, held at Springfield College Sunday afternoon.

Temple's score of 334.550 bested that of second-place SC at 331.30. Placing in third as a team was the Ellis Club at 279.150, followed by MIT's club team at 256.250, R&R Club at 239.000, and the Legends at 204.000.

Junior Blake Collins and sophomore Chris Mooney finished one-two on rings, recording scores of 14.550 and 14.450, respectively. Mallone earned a score of 14.650 on floor.

Collins was the Owls' lone all-around competitor on the day, scoring 82.150 to place third. Springfield College's Ty Evans placed first (84.550) and teammate Josh Fox finished second (82.900).

Also leading his event was senior Scott Bloomfield, earning a meet high 15.600 on vault.

The Owls next travel to State College, Pa. on March 6, where they will square off with Penn State and Minnesota. Competition is set for 7:00 p.m. 

Below are the Individual Results -- Top Six -- for each event:
All-Around
1) Ty Evans, SC -- 84.550
2) Josh Fox, SC -- 82.900
3) Blake Collins, Temple -- 82.150
4) Brett Lazarus, MIT -- 79.200
5) Garet Robinson, Maine Academy -- 74.000
6) Pat Ryther, Ellis -- 73.900 

Floor Exercise
1) Allan Malone, Temple -- 14.650
2) Ty Evans, SC -- 14.450
3) Scott Bloomfield,Temple -- 14.300
4) Matt Tocchio, SC -- 13.750
5) Tyler Croteau, Temple -- 13.700
6) Kevin Miner, SC Individuals -- 13.550 

Pommel Horse
1) John Jeffries, Individuals -- 13.250
2) Jesse Kitzen-Abelson, Temple -- 13.200
T3) Josh Fox, SC -- 12.950
T3) Matt Tocchio, SC -- 12.950
5) Mike Licari, SC -- 12.450
T6) Ty Evans, SC -- 12.250
T6) Tyler Croteau, Temple -- 12.250 

Still Rings
1) Blake Collins, Temple -- 14.550
2) Chris Mooney, Temple -- 14.450
3) Jake Shapiro, MIT -- 14.150
4) Brett Lazarus, MIT -- 14.100
5) Josh Spencer, SC -- 13.950
T6) Alex Tighe, Temple -- 13.800
T6) Taylor Brana, Temple -- 13.800 

Vault
1) Scott Bloomfield, Temple -- 15.600
2) Ty Evans, SC -- 15.400
3) Jeff Zack, Temple -- 15.150
4) Chris Bizub, Temple -- 15.100
5) Jimmy Pezzino, SC -- 15.050
6) Josh Fox, SC -- 15.000 

Parallel Bars
1) Ty Evans, SC -- 14.300
2) Kyle Bartgis, SC -- 14.150
3) Scott Bloomfield, Temple -- 14.100
4) Taylor Brana, Temple -- 13.850
T5) Matt Tocchio, SC -- 13.800
T5) Tyler Croteau, Temple -- 13.800 

High Bar
1) Ty Evans, SC -- 14.600
2) Josh Fox, SC -- 14.500
3) Scott Bloomfield, Temple -- 14.450
4) Alex Tighe, Temple -- 14.100
5) Blake Collins, Temple -- 14.050
6) Brett Lazarus, MIT -- 14.000
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