MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – In its final tune up before the ECAC Championships next weekend, the University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team finished second Saturday afternoon posting a 193.175 team score finishing ahead of Cornell and behind the host Mountaineers.
West Virginia won the meet with a 196.075, while Cornell finished in third place with a 191.300. Penn scored its third highest team score of the season in the tri-meet. The Quakers scored a 193.775 at Towson, followed by a 193.725 the following weekend in the Ivy Classic in February.
Penn’s top event Saturday was floor, recording a 49.100, its highest score on the even this season. Five gymnasts recorded 9.800 or better – led by freshman Megan Finck who scored a 9.875, senior Kaitlyn Reszkowski posted a 9.825, and juniors Elyse Shenberger and Morgan Venuti, along with freshman Kyra Levi totaled 9.800 scores. Finck and Reszkowski both matched career highs set earlier this season, while Levi and Venuti both set new career-high marks.
The Quakers also put together quite a performance on vault posting their second highest score in 2015, with a 48.350. Morgan Venuti led the way for the second straight week, scoring a 9.725. Junior Emily Paterson also had a standout day on vault, matching her career high with a 9.700. Seniors Wynne Levy and Amber Woo recorded 9.650 scores in the event.
On beam, it was the two Amber’s – Amber Woo and Amber Hu – that led the Quakers to a 47.950 team score. Woo posted a 9.750, while Hu scored a 9.725.
Elyse Shenberger led Penn on bars, with a 9.725 individual score, while the team finished with a 47.775.
Concluding regular season competition, Penn returns to action on March 21 at Yale, where the Quakers will take part in the ECAC Championships, beginning at 12 p.m.