Men's Gymnastics Places Fifth in ECAC Championships

Men's Gymnastics Places Fifth in ECAC Championships


ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Temple men's gymnastics finished fifth in the ECAC Championships with a score of 406.85 on Friday evening as William and Mary came in first with a score of 424.05. Army was second (419.1), host Navy came in third (413.8), Springfield was fourth (407.1), and Illinois-Chicago (399.45) was behind Temple for sixth place.

Temple's highest scoring event came on vault with an event score of 70.35.  Pat Henley had the top score for Temple with a 14.45.  Evan Eigner once again led Temple on the still rings, Eigner's specialty.  His score of 14.5 lead Temple to score 68.9 on rings.

Jon Rydzefski had a 13.7 to lead the Owls on high bar, where the Owls had an event score of 66.8.  On parallel bars, Jakob Welsh had a routine to earn a 13.7 to help the Owls achieve an event score of 66.8.

Blaise Cosenza had the top score for Temple on floor exercise with a 13.9.  Brendan Williams and Welsh both scored a 13.85 to help the Owls earn a 68.85 on the floor.  Williams garnered a 13.8 on his routine on the pommel horse, where the Owls had a score of 65.15.

Welsh placed sixth for the all-around with a score of 81.1 from all six events combined.  Rydzefski finished right behind Welsh in seventh place with 80.

Day two of the ECAC Championships will start tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. with the Individual Event Finals.
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