- Led by a tie for first place finish by junior Corrine Williams
, the Temple women's gymnastics team posted a score of 190.125 to place fourth at the highly competitive Missouri Quad-Meet. Williams scored a season-best 9.850 to tie for meet best honors on floor.
University of Missouri, the meet host, turned in the top team score of the evening with a total of 194.775. Southeast Missouri placed second with a score of 194.675, followed by Centenary with a score of 190.750 and the Owls (190.125).
Williams tied with Mizzou's Lauren Swankoski with a score of 9.850 for first on floor. Junior Kaity Watson
was the next best Temple finisher, placing 11th with a score of 9.700.
Watson, the reigning ECAC Women's Gymnast of the Week, was the Owls' top finisher on vault and uneven bars. She placed highest on vault, scoring 9.750 to place fifth. On bars, she tied with Williams for 14th place with like scores of 9.425.
Freshman Sylvie Borschel
led Temple on balance beam. Borschel tied for fourth with four other competitors, scoring 9.825. Classmate Heather Zaniewski
was the next highest finisher for the Owls, placing 13th with a score of 9.675.
Up next for the Owls is the Penn Quad-Meet on March 13 (2:00 p.m.).