Gymnastics Hosts Quad-Meet on Saturday

PHILADELPHIA – Penn returns home to Hutchinson Gym on Saturday when they host a quad-meet against Ursinus, West Chester and Wilson. Action begins at 4 p.m.

The Quakers hope that a return to competition in Philadelphia brings with it a return to the win column. The Red and Blue are winless in four dual meets in 2008, most recently falling to Cornell, 189.750 – 183.825.

While the Quakers have not been able to crack the win column as a team, several individuals are posting consistently solid routines.

Sophomore Marissa Rosen had the high score in three individual events last week against the Big Red – floor (9.750) bars (9.650) and beam (9.650). She also won the all-around title at the meet.

Junior Jordan Brewer is rounding into form as one of head coach John Ceralde’s finest performers. She has evolved her routines into ones that put her into contention for an all-around win in any meet she enters.

Freshman Elise Bowe is averaging a score of 9.510 on her bars routines early into her collegiate career.

Ursinus enters the weekend with a high score as a team of 185.150 in 2008 – achieved when the Bears finished second a a tri-meet they hosted January 25. The Bears return sophomore Kira Oldham-Curtis who posted the highest all-around score in school history with a 38.275 last March 7.

West Chester is 0-2 in dual meets in 2008. Their team high score this season is a 174.225 – recorded January 27 at a meet held at Brown University. The Golden Rams have a high event score of 45.650 in the floor, also recorded at Brown.

Wilson is a Division III school that competes against a multitude of Division I schools in gymnastics. They have already competed at the Temple University Liberty Classic and have meets in Rhode Island upcoming.