New Brunswick, N.J.
– Collecting three season-high event totals, the Temple women's gymnastics finished its Saturday night quad meet with a 191.625. The team total is the second-highest score of the season for the Owls who finished the meet in third place behind Penn (192.4) and Rutgers (195.075). Temple was able to earn a win over Ursinus who earned a 188.2.
Topping the night was the Owls floor performance. The lineup totaled a season-high 48.675 with three Owls posting scores of 9.75. Freshman India Anderson
, sophomore Alexa Phillip
, and senior Michaela Lapent
all earned the top score for the team. Junior Briana Odom
added a solid 9.725 and the lineup was rounded out by sophomore Sahara Gipson
who logged a 9.7.
Vault produced another season-high event score with a 48.25. Gipson once again topped the lineup with a 9.75 that tied for fourth among all competitors. Gipson was followed by freshmen Anderson and Aya Mahgoub
who both posted scores of 9.7. Odom added a 9.65 and Oliveri logged a 9.45 to complete the impressive lineup.
On beam, the Owls totaled another season-high of 47.725 led by Gipson's 9.725. After battling a pre-season injury, junior Victoria Reggiani
broke into the beam lineup for the first time in her career and logged an impressive 9.675. Wiczkowski and Oliveri rounded out the lineup with scores of 9.625 and 9.5, respectively.
The Owls night on bars was led by Phillip who posted a 9.725 to rank first for the team, and second overall, on their way to total a 46.975. Senior Reagan Oliveri
added a solid 9.5 and freshman Breahna Wiczkowski
added a 9.45.
In the all-around, Gipson led the Owls with a season-high 38.35 to take second behind Libby Groden of Rutgers who posted a 38.925.
The Owls will return to Philadelphia to prepare for a dual-meet weekend starting Friday, Feb. 26 at the Pink Invitational. The meet will be held at the Philadelphia Convention Center and feature West Chester University, Penn State and West Virginia.