WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Saving its best for the last few meets of the season, the University of Pennsylvania gymanstics team scored a 193.050 to take third at the ECAC Championship. The performance is the Quakers highest score of the season and marks the first time they've score over 193 this season.
In addition to taking third as a team, senior Elyse Shenberger won a share of the ECAC Individual bars title. Shenberger also won the Ivy Classic bars crown earlier this season.
Bars is where the day began for the Quakers and it was a strong performance on Saturday to bounce back from a rough meet last weekend. Penn scored 48.575 and had two gymnasts in the top 10. Shenberger's 9.825 was tops for the meet and Kyra Levi took a share of ninth with a 9.750.
The Quakers headed to beam next, where they got an excellent performance from Caroline Moore in her collegiate beam debut. Moore had the second highest score of the day with a 9.850. Two other Quakers finished in the top 10 with Rachel Graham taking fifth with a 9.800 and Kelly Tan earning 10th with a 9.750. As a team, Penn scored a solid 48.475.
The Red and Blue then took to the floor, where they worked an impressive 48.400. Competing in her final ECAC Championship, Carissa Lim scored a team-high 9.725. Levi also scored a 9.725 to lead the Quakers.
Penn finished its day on vault and took home a 47.600. Ally Podsednik was the top performer for the Quakers walking away with a 9.675.
Cornell won the ECAC title with a 193.925 and William and Mary and Brown tied for second with identical 193.550 scores.