Gymnastics to Host Final Home Meet Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA - Making up a meet that was originally set for Feb. 10, the Penn gymnastics team will close out their home schedule Wednesday at 6 p.m. against Wilson, West Chester, and Ursinus in Hutchinson Gymnasium.

The Quakers scored their highest mark of the season, a 191.325, for a second place finish behind Maryland last Friday at home. Earning wins over Temple and Southern Connecticut, Penn had its best rotation on bars (48.275) as well as floor exercise (48.050) since March 1, 2008.

Freshman Kirsten Strausbaugh took first in the all-around with a personal best 38.750, while junior Elise Bowe tied for second with her season-high 37.750.

A consistent high scorer for the Red and Blue on vault is sophomore Laura DiPaolo, who earned her best season score (9.800) last meet as well. She and freshman Dana Bonincontri hold Penn's best bars score with 9.775's.

Bonincontri also shares the Quakers' highest beam score of the season (9.725) with senior Jenny Hurst and freshman Megan Milavec, in addition to floor exercise with a 9.775, identical to Strausbaugh's best.

The only fresh face Wednesday will be Wilson College, as Penn has already earned a win over West Chester (181.200-176.375) on Feb. 7, and a split with Ursinus in two meetings. They defeated the Bears 186.400-184.575 on Feb. 20 and fell 181.725-181.200 on Feb. 7.