Gymnastics Falls at Towson, Posts Season High

TOWSON, Md. – In their best scoring effort this season, the University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team fell to Towson Saturday afternoon, 195.175-193.775.

Penn set new team-highs in three events versus Towson, posting its best scores of the season on bars, floor, and beam.

On beam, the Quakers scored the second highest team total in program history 49.025, led by senior Amanda Schlaefer and junior Amber Hu. Schlaefer posted a 9.850 earning the top spot on beam in the meet, and Hu bested her previous career high of 9.750, by scoring a 9.825. Tying career highs on beam were sophomore Rachel Graham with a 9.800 andjunior Elyse Shenberger, with a 9.775.

The Red and Blue’s season high mark on bars was a 48.725, led by Shenberger with a 9.800. On floor, Penn scored a 48.600, led by Megan Finck with a 9.850 and senior captain Kaitlyn Reszkowski with a career-high 9.825.

Competing in three events for the third straight meet were junior Morgan Venuti and the freshman Finck. Venuti scored a career-high 9.650 on vault, while also contributing on floor with a 9.600 and bars with a 9.725. Along with her third-straight performance of 9.800 or better on floor, Finck helped the Quakers with a 9.675 on bars and a 9.500 on vault.

Towson finished the meet with a 48.250 on vault, 49.050 on bars, 48.700 on beam, and 49.175 on floor. The Tigers took top honors in each individual event, except beam, and were led by freshman Tyra McKellar.

With a good scoring day behind it at Towson, Penn will look to continueits high scores, hosting the Ivy Classic next Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. inside The Palestra.

Download: 02-14-15, GYM Penn at Towson results.pdf