PHILADELPHIA--Senior Jordan Brewer took second in the all-around while senior Sarah Parsons brought in the Quakers' highest score of the day and her season best on beam. The Penn gymnastics team scored 188.325 points to take third at the Shelli Calloway Invitational, Friday at Towson.
Brewer scored above 9.500 in all four events with a high of 9.700 on beam to take second in the all-around with a score of 38.425. It was her second-highest all-around score of the season.
Several gymnasts scored season highs at the meet. Freshman Rebecca Engberg scored a 37.425 in the all-around, her bestof the season and turned in a new best of9.300 on vault. Several others saw improvement with newseason bestson that event with sophomore Elise Bowescoringa 9.325 and freshmen Katie Graham and Cari Hayes scoring 9.400 and 9.450, respectively.
Parsons, who has been steady all season on beam notched her high score of the season at 9.750. Senior Kerri Lutfey scored a 9.450 on beam, her best of the season while freshman Laura DiPaolo tied her season high on bars with a 9.550.
Towson won the meet with a score of 193.650 with Cornell in second just more than two points ahead of Penn at 190.650. Ursinus took fourth at the invite with 184.425 points.
The Quakers now look to the Ivy Classic in New Haven, Conn. Penn won the 2007 Ivycrown and has won nine Ivy Classic titles since 1991. The meet will take place Saturday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m.