Moore Wins Vault as Gymnastics Finishes Sixth at ECAC Championship

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team wrangled several impressive performances individually but was unable to overcome a strong field of competition at the ECAC Championship Saturday, finishing sixth with a team score of 192.075. The meet concludes the regular season for the Quakers. 

Individually, sophomore captain Caroline Moore was crowned vault champion, while freshman Kellie Flavin notched career-highs on both bars and floor.  

Bars
Penn started its day off on bars, an event that saw a historic amount of success for the Quakers last time out. Flavin started things off with a career-best 9.775, before Tara Mills followed with a 9.700. Caroline Mitsch recorded a 9.725 for the Red and Blue, while Emma Cullen rounded things out with a 9.550. As a team, Penn finished with a 48.050 on their first event. 

Beam
Senior captain Rachel Graham led the way for Penn on beam with a 9.725 at the anchor spot, rounding out the second event for the Quakers. Kelly Tan and Nicole Swirbalus joined Graham with solid performances of 9.600 and 9.575 respectively. As a team, the Red and Blue recorded a score of 47.225. 

Floor
Penn's best event of the day came on floor as four Quakers finished with scores of 9.750 or higher. One of those was Flavin, who's 9.750 marked a career-high for the rookie at the one-spot. Graham followed that up with an equal score of 9.750, before Swirbalus notched a 9.650. Both Kyra Levi and Caroline Moore finished with marks of 9.800, ranking as the third-highest scores on floor at the meet. The Quakers culminated with a 48.750 in the event. 

Vault
The lone individual championship of the day for the Quakers came in the final rotation, as Moore continued her stellar run of performances on vault with a 9.800 in the anchor spot, finishing first among all six squads. The second-best score for Penn came from Podsednik, as the Red and Blue totaled a team score of 48.050 in the event to bring their meet total of 191.975. 

What's Next?
Penn will wait to see which individuals qualify for USAG's in April. 

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