PHILADELPHIA - Coming off its best performance of the season, the University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team will head south to Maryland for the Shelli Calloway Invitational at Towson, where they will face off against the Tigers, Pittsburgh, and Ursinus.
Facing Cornell for the second time this season, Penn won it's first tri-meet of the year, defeating the Big Red and SUNY Cortland last weekend. The Quakers scored a 190.800, 0.350 better than Cornell. The Quakers had a great day on beam for the second week in a row, scoring a 48.525. They added a 48.225 on floor, 47.400 on vault, and 46.650 on the bars.The Red and Blue made the trip to Towson last season for a dual-meet, falling to the Tigers, 195.125-193.775. Penn set new team-highs in three events that day, posting its best scores of the season on bars, floor, and beam.
On beam, the Quakers scored the second highest team total in program history 49.025, led by Amber Hu. Hu bested her previous career high of 9.750, by scoring a 9.825. Tying career highs on beam were Rachel Graham with a 9.800 and Elyse Shenberger, with a 9.775.
Penn's season high mark on bars was a 48.725, led by Shenberger with a 9.800. On floor, Penn scored a 48.600, led by Megan Finck with a 9.850.
Competing in three events were Morgan Venuti and Finck. Venuti scored a career-high 9.650 on vault, while also contributing on floor with a 9.600 and bars with a 9.725. Along with her third-straight performance of 9.800 or better on floor, Finck helped the Quakers with a 9.675 on bars and a 9.500 on vault.
The meet is set for a 7 p.m. start.