Terps Go 1-2 at Maryland Quad Meet

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Freshman Alecia Farina posted career highs on vault and uneven bars, tying for the bars event title, as the Maryland gymnastics team went 1-2 at the Terrapins' quad meet Saturday.

The Terps posted a 192.350, picking up their first win of the season over Alaska-Anchorage (188.175) and falling to Arizona (193.225) and Minnesota (194.900).

"Today was tough in a few areas, but I thought there were bright spots," head coach Brett Nelligan said. "Vault overall was improved. I thought Alecia was great. Last week, she was nervous as a freshman, but I think she's showing what she's capable of."

The Terps posted a 48.675 on vault to start the meet strong. Freshman Deanna Magro began the event with a 9.650. Maryland's last four gymnasts in the rotation each posted over a 9.700. Freshman Kirsten Peterman notched a 9.725 while Farina tallied a 9.750. Seniors Emily Brauckmuller and Sarah Faller posted 9.775s, which tied for fourth at the meet.

Farina anchored bars with a 9.850, which tied for the event title. Faller led off with a 9.775 and sophomore Amanda Bertorello set a new career high with a 9.750. Junior Evelyn Nee impressed with a 9.775. The Terps finished the event with a 48.025 team score.

Maryland faltered on beam, but Nee proved a bright spot with a 9.825. Junior Dominiquea Trotter tallied a 9.625 on the apparatus. The Terps scored a 47.500 in the event.

The Terps finished the meet strong as the second half of the Maryland floor lineup posted big scores. Senior Leah Slobodin tallied a 9.750. Bertorello set another personal best with a 9.800 and Brauckmuller anchored the event with a 9.825. Maryland notched a 48.150 on the apparatus.

The Terps travel to No. 18 Penn State next Saturday, Jan. 21, for Maryland's first away meet of the season. The Terrapins and Nittany Lions will face off at 4 p.m.