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Women's Gymnastics Improves Last Week's Team Score with Fifth Place Finish at George Washington Invitational

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Temple women's gymnastics finished fifth in the George Washington Invitational on Sunday afternoon with a team score of 187.275.  George Washington won the invitational with a team score of 195.025, followed by North Carolina (194.55), Pitt (192.625), and Cornell (189.2).

The Owls started the meet on bars where they had a team score of 46.1 on the event.  Going last on the event, Kerry Arone had the highest score for Temple with a 9.65.  Before Arone went on the event Briana Odom and Victoria Reggiani both earned a score of 9.375.

The next event for Temple was the beam, where they earned team score of 46.15.  Alexis Arena had the best score for Temple with a 9.7.  Odom's routine earned her a 9.5. Lauren Capone garnered a 9.05 on the event.

Temple scored a 47.475 on the floor event.  Temple's last three performers all scored at least a 9.7.  Stephanie Verry and Lauren Capone both earned a 9.7.  Two-time ECAC floor champion Jasmine Johnson resumed her excellence from last year on floor with a 9.75, the best score on any event for the Owls.

Temple's best event of the day was on vault.  Johnson led the Owls to a team score of 47.55 with a 9.7.  Verry was second best on the event for the Owls with a 9.6.  Reggiani (9.55) and Mikaela Postlethwait (9.5) finished right behind with their respective scores.

Joining Capone on all-around in the invitational was Michaela Lapent.  Capone finished with an all-around score of 37.4 while Lapent earned a score of 35.025.

The Owls return home next weekend for the first of two home meets this season.  Temple will host Ursinus in McGonigle Hall next Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

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