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Rutgers Olympic Sports: Quiet week but good results for Gymnastics

Jim O'Connor, scarletknights.com

Mens Track & Field

Rutgers junior long jumper Emeka Eze advanced to the finals of the long jump on Friday at the Armory Track Invitational. Eze finished eighth overall of the 71 competitors.

The junior Scarlet Knight ranked seventh after the preliminary round and was among the top eight jumpers to advance out of the six flights. He finished in eighth overall at a distance of 7.10m (23' 3 ½").

Gymnastics

Finishing strong with a 48.875 on floor exercise, Rutgers gymnastics scored a 194.350 to place second in a quad meet Saturday at the Livingston Gym. No. 21 Michigan State won the meet by sixth tenths at 194.950, with RU placing higher than Brown (192.875) and Wisconsin-Oshkosh (188.325).

The meet was attended by 959 fans, marking the fourth consecutive home sellout for the Scarlet Knights.

"It comes down to hitting 4-for-4 [events] if you want to win in the Big Ten," head coach Louis Levine said. "Every week you go up against a top team in the country. Unfortunately, today we put up three pretty good events and one not so good event and we lost by just sixth tenths. We have to hit all four events. It is a work and progress and we will keep getting better. This was parallel to last week, but if you want to compete with the best, we have to do better."

Gymnast

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

AllArr

April Baker

9.725

8.875


9.775


Jenna Crisalli




9.775


Sahara Gipson

9.625



9.725


Elizabeth Groden

9.700


9.600



Anastasia Halbig


9.500

8.950



Emma Hoffman


9.175


9.775


Claire Jones



9.850

9.825


Luisa Leal

9.850


9.775



Claudia Salinas



9.875



Charly Santagado


9.675


9.500


Sara Skammer

9.750

9.750




Jenna Williams

9.725

9.825

9.700



Team Totals

48.750

47.925

48.800

48.875

194.350

Swimming & Diving

The women were idle this week.  The Big Ten did announce its Swimming Honor Roll for the past week.

Co-Swimmers of the Week
Brooklynn Snodgrass, Indiana, Jr.

Kierra Smith, Minnesota, Jr.

  • Snodgrass collected three first-place finishes and a second place touch in No. 13 Indiana's dual meet win over No. 18 Louisville
  • Recorded first-place finishes in the 100 backstroke (53.44), 200 backstroke (1:54.10) and 400 freestyle relay (3:21.98), and added a second-place tally in the 50 freestyle (23.31)
  • Smith secured four first-place finishes in No. 19 Minnesota's triple dual against No. 16 Purdue and Northwestern
  • Finished first in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.49), 200 individual medley (2:03.02), 200 breaststroke (2:12.68) and 200 medley relay (1:41.65)

Diver of the Week

Jessica Parratto, Indiana, Fr.

  • Swept the springboard diving events in No. 13 Indiana's dual meet win over No. 18 Louisville
  • Scored 316.95 points in the one-meter event and totaled 342.68 points in three-meter diving

Freshman of the Week
Danielle Nack, Minnesota, Fr.

  • Tallied two first-place finishes, two second-place marks and a third-place touch in No. 19 Minnesota's triple dual against No. 16 Purdue and Northwestern
  • Finished first in the 200 medley relay (1:41.65) and 200 freestyle relay (1:32.76), secured a second-place tally in the 200 butterfly (2:00.62) and 100 butterfly (55.20) and claimed third-place honors in the 400 freestyle relay (3:25.08)