PHILADELPHIA – In front of a capacity crowd, the University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team placed second, behind visiting Temple and in front of SUNY Cortland and SUNY Brockport, Saturday afternoon in Rockwell Gym located inside Hutchinson Gymnasium.
Penn recorded its highest team score of the season, 190.550, finishing just under a point behind Temple (191.250). Cortland finished in third with a 189.650, while Brockport finished fourth with a 187.150.
The Quakers have begun to see great improvements and a building consistency throughout their lineup, with their highest score of the day coming on beam (48.150). Sophomore Amber Hu and freshman Kelly Tan both led Penn individually on the event, scoring 9.700.
Penn also scored well on floor (47.750), led by freshman Rachel Graham’s routine that earned her a 9.725, while junior co-captain Kaitlyn Reszkowski scored a 9.700.
On bars (47.575), junior Makeda Constable led the Quakers with a 9.625, also earning an individual third-place finish for the event.
Junior co-captain Wynne Levy led Penn on vault, recording a 9.425, en route to anteam score of 47.075.
The Penn gymnastics team will return to action this coming Sunday, Feb. 16 at home against West Chester and Rutgers. The meet is designated as the “Think Pink” meet where pink t-shirts will be on sale to benefit the Unite for Her Foundation and its fight against breast cancer. The meet will begin at 1 p.m. in Rockwell Gym, located inside Hutchinson Gymnasium.