PHILADELPHIA -After setting its high score last weekend, the University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team set a new high-score for 2016 on Friday night at the Sherri Calloway Invitational. The Quakers turned in a 191.775, but finished in third behind Towson and Pittsburgh.
Penn started the day in what has been its best event, the floor. The Quakers scored a 48.625, which once again, would be their highest score of the evening. Alex Hartke had the high score for Penn in the event, scoring a 9.800, a new career-best for the sophomore.
The Red and Blue then made its way to vault, where Emily Paterson led the way for Penn with a 9.700. As a team, they scored 48.025. Paterson's score was good for third individually.
The Quakers took to the bars next, scoring a 46.750. Kyra Levi set a new career-best with a 9.800. Her score gave her fourth in the competition.
In the final event, Penn scored a 48.375 on the beam to give them a 191.775 for the evening. Elyse Shenberger was the top Quaker on Friday night, with a 9.750.
Penn will be back at it next weekend when the team heads to New Brunswick, N.J. for a match up with Rutgers, Temple, and Ursinus on Saturday.