Temple University


DES MOINES, IOWA – The No. 30 Temple Owls gymnastics team knocked off No. 23 Iowa State by the score of 194,525-194,075 on Saturday night at Hy-Vee Hall during the Chows Winter Classic. The win marks the first time the Owls have beaten a Big 12 opponent in program history.

“We are so proud of our team. They represented Temple and the department very well tonight. We had to overcome some adversity early in the meet, but they fought through with a gutsy team performance.” Nilson went on to say “There are several highlights – but a couple to note would be Sarah Stallings making her debut and winning bars, and her twin sister Hannah Stallings winning her second straight all around title!”

MEET NOTES

> The Owls’ had the top team marks on two of the four events, including floor and beam, with scores of 48,725 and 48,400, respectively.

> Sarah Stallings made her Owls debut during Saturday’s Chows Winter Classic and earned a piece of first place on the bars as she tied with Logan Basuel of Iowa State with a score of 9.8.

> Freshman Hannah Stallings picked up her second straight all-around victory, defeating Hannah Loyim of Iowa State, 38.875-38.250.

Bars

> The team would get off to a lead over the Cyclones in the first rotation with a score of 48,725.

> Five of the six Owls competing on the bars would earn at least 9.7, including Stallings with the team-high 9.8.

> Sophomore Cyrena Whalen spirit Ariana Castrence added a season-high with a 9.75’s. Junior Madison Brooks added a 9,725, while Hannah Stallings rounded out the scoring with a 9.7.

Vault

> Temple would score a 48.675 on the vault in the third rotation.

> Four of the six Owls scored 9.7 or better on the vault.

> Senior Julianna Roland tied for second-place overall on the vault as she earned a season-high 9.8.

> It was the second straight weekend Anna Hill scored 9.7 or better. On Saturday, the freshman earned a 9.7 after posting a 9.725 a week ago during the Keystone Classic.

Floor

> The Owls earned the win over the Cyclones on the floor 48,725-48,125.

> Sophomore Brooke Donabedian improved from last weekend’s performance with a team-high 9,825, taking third overall.

> Hannah Stallings also improved her performance from a week ago with a career-high 9,775.

> Graduate student Faith Leary also added a 9,775, matching her performance from week one.

Beam

> The Owls sealed the meet victory over Iowa State in the fourth rotation, 48,400-48,100.

> The final three competitors on the beam for Temple, Madison Dorunda, Hannah Stallingsand Roland, finished with 9,725 or better.

> The freshman Dorunda improved to a career-high 9,775 in her second-ever collegiate beam appearance.

> The veteran Roland also improved from a week ago on the beam with a season-high 9,775

> Hannah Stallings would finish off her night with a 9,725.

Temple returns to the gym on Jan. 23 at 2:00 pm when they visit the University of New Hampshire.

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