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Women's Gymnastics

Women's Gymnastics Set for ECAC Championships

PHILADELPHIA – A full season of record breaking and historic meets have led Temple women's gymnastics to its final competition of 2017. The Owls are headed to the ECAC Championships at Brown University on the hunt for the program's first conference championship. Currently, the team ranks first in the conference and will take the floor on Saturday at 12 p.m.

In the Owls' last outing, a new program record of 194.975 led the team to a quad meet victory at home on Sunday, March 12. The win included a season-high matching bar score of 48.8 and a new season-high beam total of 48.775. Senior Briana Odom picked up her fifth floor event title with a career-high matching 9.85.

Reagan Oliveri also boasted senior day success with two scores of 9.75 on bars and beam, and a 9.6 on floor, to help her earn Temple Owls Under Armour Athlete of the Week honors.

Heading into championships, the Owls hold a team RQS if 194.145 and have posted the highest team total in the ECAC this season with their previews 194.975. Cornell and Yale are the only other teams who have posted scores above 194, with the Big Red sitting second in the rankings.

On individual events, Temple holds the top spots on vault and bars with Brown leading the way on beam and Cornell topping the pack on floor.

Aya Mahgoub and Sahara Gipson have led the conference on vault all season long, trading first and second spots regularly. Daisy Todd ranks second on bars behind Kaitlin Green who has posted a season-high of 9.9. Breahna Wiczkowski also holds a second-place ranking on beam behind Green. Wiczkowski has posted the highest beam score of any ECAC beam worker, however, with a 9.925 earned at the Owls' dual against Cornell just two weeks ago.

With the top ranking heading into the championship meet, The Owls will begin the meet on vault, as they would at home. The second rotation the Owls will sit on a bye before heading to bars and beam in the third and fourth rotation. The team will have their second bye in rotation five before closing out the meet on floor.

Saturday's meet will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network and live results will be posted here. For more information about the ECAC Championship meet, click here.
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