Gymnastics Competes in Ivy Classic on Sunday

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PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team will look to ride its wave of momentum heading into Sunday, when the Quakers travel to Providence, R.I. for the Ivy Classic featuring Cornell, Yale and host Brown.

Penn is coming off its two highest scores of the season, a 190.550 two weekends ago against Temple, SUNY Brockport and SUNY Cortland, followed by a 190.850 against Rutgers and West Chester this past weekend.

The Quakers have seen steadily rising performances from juniors Wynne Levy on vault, Makeda Constable on bars, along with sophomore Carissa Lim and freshman Kelly Tan on beam and floor. Penn’s Amber Woo and Rachel Graham have also contributed to the Quakers’ recent success.

Penn will be seeing host Brown for the first time this season. The Bears are the defending Ivy Classic champions and scored a season-high, 192.825, just two weeks ago. Yale for the second time, and Cornell for a third time.

Facing off for the second time this year, Yale defeated the Quakers in a dual meet on Jan. 25, by a score of 184.350-182.800. The Bulldogs have recorded a season-high team score of 188.700 in a loss to New Hampshire on Feb. 8.

Penn and Cornell will be competing against each other for the third time in 2014, with the Big Red outscoring the Quakers in the previous two meetings at George Washington and at Temple. Cornell is coming off its highest team score on the year, recording a 191.925 at Towson last weekend.

Video of the Ivy Classic will be broadcast live from Brown on the Ivy League Digital Network (Brown: BrownBears.TV). Fans can subscribe and view games by purchasing yearly, monthly, weekly or daily packages.

The Ivy Classic meet begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday.