Gymnastics Ready for Home Quad Meet

Penn (4-3)vs.James Madison, Wilson, and West Chester
Philadelphia, Pa. - Hutchinson Gymnasium

Feb. 17, 2006

THE MEET - Penn hosts its second quad meet of the year this afternoon, with Wilson, James Madison and West Chester visiting Hutchinson Gymnasium. The Quakers (4-3) are looking to get back to action after their last meet, scheduled for last Sunday at Ursinus, was cancelled due to the weekend’s snowstorm.

LAST TIME OUT - Penn captured a tight dual-meet with Temple, 187.475 to 186.975. The two teams were just 0.025 points apart after three rotations, but the Quakers hit the floor exercise on fire, scoring a 47.075 to win. The key performance was senior Emily Petkun’s. As the night’s final competitor and with the result still in doubt, Petkun scored 9.725 on the floor to assure the Penn victory. Stephanie Ortiz captured the all-around with a 37.900, winning the bars with a 9.625, while freshman Kerri Lutfey won the beam competition with a 9.600. Petkun’s score was good enough to win the floor exercise.

FAMILIAR FACES - Today’s meet is the final of three meetings between Penn and Wilson this season. Penn defeated the Phoenix in their other two meetings. Wilson and West Chester are also familiar foes, as the Golden Rams faced Wilson on Jan. 28 and Feb. 5 - both West Chester victories.

HIGH SCORES - Penn has shown steady improvement in individual scores so far this year. The highscores:

9.650 - Kim Chin, 2/3
9.625 - Stefanie Navarro, 1/21

9.725 - Emily Petkun, 2/8
9.625 - Emily Petkun, 1/21
9.625 - Mia Turner, 2/3

9.700 - Kim Chin, 1/28
9.675 - Stephanie Ortiz, 2/3

9.725 - Jordan Brewer, 1/14
9.675 - Lauren Markowitz, 1/14

NEXT TIME OUT - Penn heads to Brown for the Ivy Classic on Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. The Quakers will then travel to North Carolina to face the Tar Heels and Pitt on March 4 before return home for the final time this season, facing Brown on March 11.