ITHACA, N.Y. -Trying to defend its 2015 title, the University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team finished in fourth at the Ivy Classic on Sunday with a score of 191.050. The Quakers fell to eventual co-champions Cornell and Brown, who finished with scores of 193.325.
The highlight of the day for Penn was Elyse Shenberger who scored 9.850 on the uneven bars to give her a share of the individual Ivy title. The senior competed in her final Ivy Classic and added to her already lengthy resume of acolades.
As a team, the Quakers scored 47.975 on the bars and had two gymnasts in the top 10. Kyra Levi joined Shenberger among the top contestants with a 9.700.
The best category of the day for Penn was the floor exercise. The Quakers tallied a 48.025, but had just one gymnast in the top ten. Alex Hartke placed seventh with a 9.700.
Penn has seen a hot streak on the beam in recent meets, and Sunday provided another solid performance. The Quakers scored a 47.725, with Ally Podsednik as the top performer. Podsednik finished eighth with a 9.675
Rounding out the day, the Quakers scored a 47.375 to bring their score to 191.050. Penn had three athletes in the top 10 with Podsednik finishing sixth with a 9.625, Emily Paterson came in seveth with a 9.600, and Morgan Venuti closed out the top 10 with a 9.525.
Penn now turns its attention to Saturday when it will travel to Broad and Diamond to face off against Temple and Bridgeport at 1 p.m.