Four Owls Claim Medals In 33rd Annual Temple Open

Four Owls Claim Medals In 33rd Annual Temple Open


PHILADELPHIA—For the 33rd straight year Temple women's fencing team held its annual Temple Open, which is the largest individual collegiate competition in the country and this year included more than 30 universities and almost 600 individual competitors. Sophomore Tiki Kastor won the gold medal in sabre, while junior Epiphany Georges and senior Mikayla Varadi earned silver and bronze, respectively, in foil and Kimberly Howell nabbed a bronze in epee on Saturday at the Student Pavilion.

Day one of competitions got underway with foil in the morning, where Temple had five of its fencers participate over
In their first collegiate competitions, freshmen Demi Antipas and Fatima Largaespada had top 10 finishes in foil, as they placed 6th and 7th, while Olivia Wynn turned in a 30th place finish.

Following Howell in women's epee, senior captain Jill Bratton battled her way to a seventh place finish, ahead of junior Chantal Montrose in 13th place. Rookie Jessica Hall turned in a 26th-best ranking in her first meet as a member of the Cherry & White.

Competing in sabre, sophomores Emily Dodson and Lauren Rangel-Friedman, juniors Tasia Ford and Andrea Haley all had impressive finishes in their bouts on Saturday.

Ford and Haley placed in the top 10 with their performances, ahead of Rangel-Friedman in 12th place and Dodson in 21st.

The Temple women's fencing team will return to action at the Penn State Open next Saturday, Nov. 3.
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