PHILADELPHIA – By scoring their second highest score of the 2018 season and posting a season high on vault, the Maryland gymnastics team put on an impressive performance to win the Temple tri-meet Friday night with an overall score of 195.975.
The GymTerps claimed each event title to win the competition, followed by Temple (195.800) and Penn (193.625). Freshman Audrey Barber placed first in the all-around with a 39.475, followed by sophomore Kirsten Peterman with a 39.175.
The Terrapins kicked off the meet on beam where Peterman paced the team with a 9.725. Freshman Sabriyya Rouse was up next and earned a 9.700, followed by fellow freshmen Emilie LeBlanc with a 9.650, Barber with a 9.750 and and Karrie Thomas with a 9.650, respectively. Junior Shynelle Agaran anchored the event with a solid 9.850 to claim first place and to earn the team a 48.675 on the event.
Maryland then moved to floor, where they did not count a score under 9.725. Peterman began the rotation with a 9.775, followed by senior Evelyn Nee, Rouse and Thomas each earning a 9.725. Sophomore Alecia Farina followed with a 9.750, and Barber anchored with a huge 9.900 to win the event title.
The Terps were up next on vault, their best apparatus of the evening. The team notched a season-high score of 49.250 on the event. Peterman paced the GymTerps again, posting a 9.800 followed by sophomore Deanna Magro’s career-high score of 9.825. Sophomore Emma Johnson answered with a 9.825 of her own, and fellow sophomore Morgan Bixler earned a 9.775. With a stuck landing, Barber tallied a 9.900 and sophomore Alecia Farina anchored with a personal-best of 9.900 as well.
The GymTerps concluded the meet on bars, the event which the team is currently ranked No.13 nationally. After LeBlanc’s 7.225, Nee followed with a strong 9.825. The Terps kept rising as Agaran earned a score of 9.700, followed by Thomas with a 9.850 and Peterman with a 9.875. Barber anchored with a solid routine and stuck landing that earned here a career-high score of 9.925.
The Maryland gymnastics team returns home this Sunday for their final meet of the season as they welcome Southern Connecticut State, Cornell, University of Bridgeport and West Chester for the Maryland Five Meet. The competition will be streamed live on BTN Plus and live scoring will be available here.