Gymnastics Finishes Second in Home-Opener

PHILADELPHIA - Competing for the first time in their home gym, the University of Pennsylvania finished second in a tri-meet with Centenary and West Chester. The Quakers scored a 190.600 defeating the Ladies, but falling to the Rams.

Penn started the day on the right foot with a solid vault score of 47.500 as a group. Ally Podsednik came in third individually in the event with a 9.650. Morgan Venuti wasn't far behind, adding a 9.575.

Venuti and Kyra Levi then led the Quakers to bars where they finished second and third over all. Levi's effort gave her a 9.725 and Venuti worked her way to a 9.650. As a team, Penn scored 47.325.

The Quakers then turned in their best performance of the young season on beam, walking away with a 47.750, 0.750 better than their previous best. Kelly Tan and Rachel Graham led the way for the red and blue in the event, finishing in a tie for second with scores of 9.775.

As has been the case in all three meets this season, floor was the team's best event. The Quakers scored 48.025, taking two of the top three spots in the individual results. Kyra Levi finished second with a 9.750, and Carissa Lim was third with a 9.675.

West Chester finshed in first on Sunday. The Rams scored a 190.875.

Penn is back at it next Saturday at Cornell against the Big Red and SUNY Cortland. The meet is set for a 3 p.m. start.

Download: Score Sheet.pdf