Gymnastics Captures Home Quad Meet

PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team captured its home quad-meet with James Madison, West Chester and Wilson Saturday afternoon, scoring 187.525 points en route to a first-place finish at Hutchinson Gym.

The Quakers (7-3) were nearly three points clear of the next-closest competitor, James Madison, which scored 183.700.

"It was certainly a good win for us," said Head Coach Tom Kovic. "The team did a good job."

Penn senior Emily Petkun won the all-around with a 37.425. Despite taking an 8.850 on the beam, she posted scores of 9.425 (vault), 9.550 (bars) and 9.600 (floor) to complete her day. Sophomore Stephanie Ortiz had an all-around 36.875, which included a career-high 9.700 on bars.

Several otherQuakers turned in excellent individual scores, as Kerri Lutfey hada 9.600on vault andKara Dewhurst matched that on bars. Lutfey and Jordan Brewer both turned in 9.525's on the beam, as Ortiz did on the floor exercise.

West Chester (174.600) took third while Wilson (160.975) was fourth.

Penn willnext travel to Brown on Feb. 26 for the Ivy Classic.