MORGANTOWN, W. Va., – The Maryland gymnastics team displayed impressive performances against West Virginia and Pittsburg, placing second overall at Sunday’s meet. West Virginia won the meet with a score of 196.225, followed by Maryland (195.825) and Pittsburgh (195.250).
Freshman Audrey Barber placed third in the all-around, earning a 39.125. Sophomores Alecia Farina and Kirsten Peterman also competed in the all-around, posting a 39.100 and 38.700, respectively. Peterman and freshman Emilie LeBlanc earned scores of 9.875 on the uneven bars to place first in a three-way tie for the event title.
The Terps started off the meet with a solid start on bars, the strongest event for the team on Friday, as they earned a 49.100. LeBlanc and Peterman with a pair of 9.875s, and Farina led anchored the rotation with a 9.825.
Maryland posted an overall score of 48.950 on beam, with Barber and Junior Shynelle Agaran both scoring an event-high of 9.825.
The team then moved to floor, where Farina posted an event-high of 9.850 for the Terps. Freshman Sabriyya Rouse earned a 9.825, and Peterman and Freshman Karrie Thomas posted a solid pair of 9.775s, giving the team a 48.975 on the event.
Next week’s meet on Friday Feb. 23 in Philadelphia marks the annual Pink Meet to promote breast cancer awareness.