Owls Gymnastics Wins Ken Anderson Invitational

Temple women’s gymnastics improve to 3-4 after taking first place over Bridgeport University and Ursinus College in the Ken Anderson Invitational Friday night. The Owls scored 195.000, with Bridgeport posting a 194.175 score and Ursinus scoring just 187.200.

Two time reigning ECAC gymnast of the week, sophomore All-Around Ariana Castrence posted a 39.050 score, taking first place in the tri-meet. She alongside junior Faith Leary placed first in the vault with 9.850 each. Castrence also finished first in the uneven bars with a 9.825 and had strong outings on the balance beam and in the floor routine with a 9.875 and 9.500, respectively.

This meet saw a lot of career milestones for the Owl gymnasts. On the balance beam, the Owls scored a total 49.100, a season-high (second highest in school history). Individually, Jordyn Oster (JR) finished with a score of 9.75, Madison Brooks (FR) followed with a season high of 9.775, and Delaney Garin scored a career high with a dazzling 9.9 performance, the highest score of the night for any event.

Coach Josh Nilson said that he believes his squad is built for the post season. “All of the talent is there. We still made some mistakes, but I keep telling them that they don’t need to be perfect. I think they believe how good they can be now. We can definitely continue to build on tonight’s performance.”

The Owls look to reach .500 on the season when travel in to in-town, ECAC rival Penn for their Pink Meet on Sun, Feb. 9th at 1 p.m.

Reported by : Jonah Wooten

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