Marissa Rosen Scores Big at Tri-Meet

WILLIAMSBURG - After scoring a season-best as a team last meet, the Quakers were unable to match that total on Wednesday in a tri-meet hosted by William & Mary. Penn scored a 188.700 as a team to finish in third behin winner W&M (192.700) and Towson (192.375).

Penn was led by Marissa Rosen who finished in third place in the all-around with a score of 38.675. She finished tied for first place in two events. Her score of 9.800 was not only good enough for a first-place tie, but leaped up the Penn record books as well. With the vault, Rosen equaled the second highest vault in Penn gymnastics history (9.850 - Anna Wilson in 2001). 9.800 had been reached three times before - including once by Rosen last season. The sophomore, who qualified for the NCAA Regionals in 2007, also tied for first on floor with a score of 9.850.

The Quakers also took spots 7-9 in the all around as Jordan Brewer (37.675), Stephanie Ortiz (37.425) and Elise Bowe 37.250) each competed in all four events for the Red and Blue.

Senior co-captain Kimberly Chin scored a personal best on beam with a 9.775, which tied for second place at the meet. Her previosu highest score on beam was 9.675 - set her freshman season.

Rosen and Brewer tied for second on beam with matching 9.700s. For Brewer that was a season-high on beam. It was Rosen's highest score of the season since the first meat of 2008 against Rutgers.

Penn is back in action next Wednesday when the Quakers host Rhode Island in Hutchinson Gym.

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