PHILADELPHIA -Coming off their first win of the season, the University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team will hit the mat at the home for the first time in 2016 on Sunday. Originially planned as a dual-meet with Centernary, it will now be a tri-meet with the addition of West Chester.
The Quakers have already competed twice this year, both with good results. They finished fourth at the Lindsey Ferris Invitational at George Washington two weeks ago and defeated Yale last weekend in a snow-delayed competition.
Floor has been the strongest event for Penn, who have back-to-back 48-plus scores in their first two tries. Kyra Levi led the way on floor in the first meet, posting a Penn season-high 9.800. Carissa Lim captured the individual floor title last weekend at Yale with a 9.725.
Centenary will make the trip up from Shreveport, Louisana to compete twice in the Philadelphia-area. They will be a part of a quad-meet at West Chester on Friday, featuring Temple and Ursinus before Sunday's meet in West Philadelphia. The Ladies finished third last Sunday at the Texas Women's Quad-Meet, besting Air Force.
Centenary is no stranger to good Division I competion, the Ladies have already competed against Utah State and will try their luck against Iowa State in February.
West Chester has had a great start to its season, beating Ursinus and finishing first in a tri-meet against SUNY Cortland and Rhode Island College. Winter Storm Jonas claimed their meet at Towson last week, so the Rams added Sunday's meet with Penn to the schedule.
The meet is set for a noon start in the Rockwell Gymnasium.