PISCATAWAY, NJ – Lisa Abrams (Mt. Ephraim, NJ) scored a school-record 9.925 on the balance beam and helped Rutgers break the school record in the event as the Scarlet Knights (2-2) defeated Temple, 193.800-190.700, on Wednesday evening at the Livingston Recreation Center.
Abrams broke Dana Koga’s record of 9.900 set on Feb. 13, 1999 against Bridgeport, Pittsburgh and Ursinus. As a team, the Scarlet Knights scored 48.950 points, besting the previous record of 48.900 set in the final home meet of the 2003 season against Michigan State, Brown and Yale. Caitlin Wight (Washington, PA) scored a 9.825 to tie for second place.
RU had five of the top six finishers on the floor exercise, led by a first-place performance and personal-best from Wight (9.875). Shterenberg finished in third (9.825), Bradder was fourth (9.800), Elizabeth Fittery (Denver, PA) finished fifth and Lorena Johnson (Liburn, GA) was sixth (9.750).
On the uneven bars, Stephanie Zick (Pittsburgh, PA) took first-place with a personal-best score of 9.825. Teammates Sveta Shterenberg (Boston, MA) and Tracy Heckler (Laurel Springs, NJ) finished in second and third place, respectively. Shterenberg scored a 9.800 while Heckler had a 9.775.
In the all-around, Johnson finished in first place with a personal-best of 38.825, Bradder took second place (38.525) and Fittery was in third place (38.475).
Rutgers returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 24, when it travels to James Madison University for a dual meet. RU will be at home again on Saturday, Jan. 31 when it hosts Central Connecticut and West Chester.
Rutgers 193.800, Temple 190.700
Vault – Temple 47.500, Rutgers 47.050
Bars – Rutgers 48.775, Temple 46.875
Beam – Rutgers 48.950, Temple 48.325
Floor – Rutgers 49.025, Temple 48.000