No. 1 Men's Gymnastics Remains Undefeated with Win at Temple
PHILADELPHIA, February 16, 2003 - No. 1 Penn State men's gymnastics scored a meet-high 216.950 to win the tri-meet hosted by Temple University in Philadelphia on Friday night. Illinois was second with a 213.350 and the Owls recorded a 207.450 for third. Junior All-American Kevin Tan (Fremont, Calif.) has yet to be beaten on rings, winning the event for the fourth time this season with a 9.750.
Senior All-American Kevin Donohue (Saddle River, N.J.) captured the all-around with a score of 54.200 and also placed first on floor, posting a 9.100.
Sophomore Ludwig Kern (Annapolis, Md.) recorded his first-career win on vault, scoring a career-high 9.450, leading the Lions to their highest score of the evening, 37.200, to win the event. The Nittany Lions also claimed wins on rings (36.450), parallel bars (35.400) and high bar (36.550). Competing against his former team, sophomore transfer Ed Seward (Aston, Pa.) took gold on parallel bars with a 9.450.
Freshman Luis Vargas (San Piedras, P.R.) placed third in the all-around with a score of 52.050.
Penn State returns home for a double-dual meet with the Penn State women. Both teams host Ohio State at the Bryce Jordan Center, Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.