- Going up against three powerful squads, the Temple men's gymnastics team placed fourth at the Illinois-Chicago Quad-Meet. Senior Logan Fiery
highlighted action for the Owls, placing first overall on parallel bars.
Ohio State took home meet-best honors with a team score of 343.700. Air Force placed second with a team score of 341.600, followed by host UIC (339.000) and Temple (332.100). The Owls struggled without full participation from several key members of the squad and two others who did not make the trip.
Fiery brought it on parallel bars, scoring a meet-best 14.800. Sophomore Alex Tighe
was the next highest finisher for the Owls, scoring 13.900 to tie for fifth. Junior Chris Mooney
fared well on the apparatus, scoring 13.400 to tie for 15th.
Fiery tied for fifth with sophomore Brett Statman
on high bars. The duo scored 14.000, followed by another tie between senior Patrick McLaughlin
and Mooney (T9, 13.700).
Vault was not the Owls' strongest event this afternoon, with only one Temple gymnast placing in the top 10. Statman came through with an eighth place finish on a score of 15.500. Freshman Brendan Williams
placed 14th on vault with a score of 14.800.
Statman also led Temple on floor, placing 10th with a score of 14.100. Junior Evan Burke
took home a 16th place finish on a score of 13.400.
McLaughlin led the Owls on pommel horse and rings. The Shrewsbury, Pa., native took sixth on pommel horse with a score of 13.800. Senior Adam Al-Rokh
was the next best finisher for Temple, scoring 13.700 to take 13.700. On rings, McLaughlin placed eighth with a score of 14.000, followed by a 10th place score of 13.900 from Collins.
Temple makes its longest road trip of the season next weekend, as the Owls travel to compete at Arizona State on Friday, March 11 (7:00 p.m.).