Gymnastics Places Second on Senior Day

PHILADELPHIA - It was senior day inside Hutchinson Gymnasium Friday and theUniversity of Pennsylvania gymnastics teamwas impressive with a second-place finish in the four-team meet.

Maryland won the meet with a score of 194.450. In Penn's second-place showing, the Quakers earned 191.325 points. Temple was third at 191.025 and Southern Connecticut was fourth at 189.825.

Penn's best rotation was on the bars with a score of48.275. Dana Bonincontri and Kirsten Strausbaugh led the Quakers with scores of 9.775 and 9.750, respectively.

The Quakers were also strong on the floor in the final rotation. The Quakers slid into second-place with a score of 48.050. Once again, both Bonincontri and Strausbaugh led the way. Bonincontri earned a 9.775, while Strausbaugh finished with a score of 9.700.

Strausbaugh won the all-around competition with a score of 38.750. Bowe finished in a tie for second in the all-around with her total of 37.750.

On the vault, Laura DiPaolo finished with a 9.800. Only one other competitor at the meet topped that performance. Strausbaugh added a 9.650 in the event and then had Penn's best effort on the beam along with Bonincontri.The two had identicalscores of 9.650.

Penn's three seniors - Jenny Hurst, Lucy la Cour and Lizzie Lowe - were all honored after the meet. Penn returns to action on Wednesday as they host Wilson, West Chester and Ursinus at 6 p.m. in the final home meet of the year.

University of Pennsylvania
Head Coach: John Ceralde Top
Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr
Dana Bonincontri 9.775 9.650 9.775
Elise Bowe 9.275 9.575 9.475 9.425 37.750
Laura DiPaolo 9.800 9.625 9.450
Cari Hayes 8.825
Dana Hollinger 9.525 9.550
Kristen Hughes 9.550
Lucy la Cour 9.200
Megan Milavec 9.450 8.300 9.075 9.600 36.425
Claire Stingley 8.300
Kirsten Strausbaugh 9.650 9.750 9.650 9.700 38.750
Team Totals 47.700 48.275 47.300 48.050 191.325
Maryland
Head Coach: Brett Nelligan Top
Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr
Michelle Brenner 9.725 9.875
Kesley Cofsky 9.775 9.825 9.625
Brandi George 9.550 9.750 8.625 9.800 37.725
Kaitlin Joseph 9.850 9.625
Candice King 9.650 9.600
Ally Krikorian 9.900 9.800
Kelsey McDermid 9.725
Briana Melander 9.550
Becca Pang 9.550
Kyra Phillips 9.800 9.250 9.775
Talia Tossone 9.475 9.700 9.100
Team Totals
Southern Connecticut State
Head Coach: Jerry Nelson Top
Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr
Justine Basley 9.550 9.700 9.025 9.475 37.750
Rebecca Brady 9.650 9.050 8.875 9.725 37.300
Caitlin Briere 9.425
Sarah Darst 9.725 9.150
Briana DiPinto 9.525 9.600 9.575
Sarah Holensworth 8.900
Jessica Kiback 9.475
Stephanie Kuska 9.375 9.650
Alanna Laecca 9.675
Samantha Laraway 9.250 9.800
Arianna Mallardi 9.125
Kaitlyn O'Brien 9.450
Michelle Steel 9.300
Team Totals
Temple
Head Coach: Aaron Murphy Top
Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr
Jean Alban 9.500 9.425 9.500 9.300 37.725
Katie Canning 9.750 9.775
Brittany Clark 9.400 9.175 9.425
Kathryn Ho 9.350
Chelsea Lapent 9.500
Nina Oteri 8.600 9.725 9.750
Marissa Oxenford 9.575 8.875
Chelsea Troutman 9.575
Margaret Walch 9.450
Kaity Watson 9.575 9.475 8.950
Corrine Williams 9.550 9.775 9.775
Team Totals