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Rutgers Gymnastics Faces Maryland, Pittsburgh in EAGL Tri-Meet
  • Posted on February 16, 2006 12:00:00 AM
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  • COLLEGE PARK, MD – The Rutgers University gymnastics team (6-4, 1-2 EAGL) will travel to College Park, MD, for an EAGL tri-meet against Maryland and Pittsburgh on Friday, Feb. 17, in the Comcast Pavilion at 7:00 p.m.

    The Scarlet Knights are coming off a third-place finish at the Penn State quad meet, which also featured Nebraska and Yale, last weekend.

    Freshman Latara Northcutt (Snellville, GA) finished seventh in the all-around with 38.425 points followed by juniors Lorena Johnson (Lilburn, GA) in eighth (38.325) and Beth Fittery (Denver, PA) in ninth with 37.950 points.

    Leading RU in the vault was Johnson, who finished 14th with a 9.675. Fittery and Northcutt also tied for 15th with a 9.600 apiece. Northcutt tied for eighth place on the uneven bars with a team-high 9.650, while senior Gina Roselle (Tinton Falls, NJ) was the high scorer on the balance beam, tying for seventh with a 9.725. Northcutt also posted a ninth-place finish on the beam with a 9.675 and Johnson took 10th, scoring a 9.650. Fittery recorded the Scarlet Knights’ highest score in the floor exercise with a 9.625 to finish in 16th place.

    The Terps are led by Rachel Colon, who scored a season high in the all-around (38.85) and finished fourth on vault (9.675), uneven bars (9.725) and balance beam (9.8) and sixth on floor exercise (9.65), in the team’s meet last weekend. Rachel Martinez (9.8) and Angie Ferg (9.725) finished first and second overall on vault, while Maryland as a whole scored a season high 48.375 on floor exercise.

    Pittsburgh's Andrea Arlotta was named EAGL Gymnast of the Week for her performance last week against Maryland. Arlotta won her fourth all-around title this season with a season high 39.2. Jessica Garber (Jan. 18) and Amanda Rushton (Jan. 24) were each named EAGL Specialist of the Week. The Panthers are 6-2 on the season and ranked fifth in the EAGL conference.

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