Gymnastics Places Third at Shelli Calloway Invitational


TOWSON, Md. - Penn earned its highest score of the season, 186.400, as the Quakers placed third out of five teams at the Shelli Calloway Invitational, hosted by Towson Saturday afternoon. Towson won its own meet with a score of 192.150, followed by Cornell (190.850), Penn, Temple (185.750), and Ursinus (184.575).

Penn had its strongest showing of the afternoon on bars, scoring a season high 47.450. Sophomore Laura DiPaolo and freshman Dana Bonincontri, competing in her first meet of the season, tied for second in the event with scores of 9.775. Junior Elise Bowe placed ninth with a 9.575, tying her season-best.

DiPaolo led the Quakers on vault with her 9.600, good for seventh place, followed by freshman Kirsten Strausbaugh's 9.450 and Lucy la Cour's 9.400. As a team Penn managed a 46.650, their second highest of the year.

Freshman Megan Milavec had the Red and Blue's best score on beam with a 9.550, closely chased by Bowe's 9.500. Both scores were season-highs for the pair.

Strausbaugh placed third on floor with a collegiate personal-best 9.725. Competing in the all-around for the first time this season, Strausbaugh scored a 37.175 for a fourth place finish. Milavec accumulated a 36.650 for sixth.

Penn is back in action next Sunday when they compete in the Ivy Classic, hosted by Brown in Providence, R.I.