Penn Gymnastics Heads to New Jersey for Quad Meet

PHILADELPHIA - Looking to put last weekend's results in the past, the Penn gymnastics team will travel to Piscataway, N.J. on Saturday to face Rutgers, North Carolina, and Brown at 1 p.m.

In their season opener, the Quakers finished in seventh place at the team George Washington/Lindsey Ferris Invitational with a score of 189.425. However, that final result was anything but indicative of their performance as a whole. Heading into the final event of the day, Penn was poised to have a very solid showing in its season debut. However, final event mistakes cast a huge shadow on an otherwise positive day for the Quakers.

Fast forward to one week later and the Quakers have a chance to show that their team is not to be taken lightly going forward. This week they are once again joined by Rutgers and North Carolina. Brown comes in as the final addition to the quad-meet.

A week ago, North Carolina captured the Lindsey Ferris Invitational, while Rutgers took third. Brown University was also in action as the Bears took third place hosting its own tri-meet last week.

Of all the Quakers season-opening routines, the biggest performance came from Dana Bonincontri. On the strength of her second place finish in the Uneven Parallel Bars Competition, a team best, Bonincontri was able to finish the competition in third place in the All-Around. In the other three competitions, she finished 11th in the Floor Exercise, 13th in the Vault, and 18th in the Balance Beam. Kirsten Strausbaugh also turned in a solid performance, finishing sixth in the Floor Exercise and seventh in the All Around. Laura DiPaolo finished a team best eighth in the Vault, while Keolamau Yee completed the Balance Beam in 10th place.

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