The Penn gymnastics team improved its record to 5-1 last weekend with wins over Temple on Friday and Ursinus on Sunday. Although the Quakers are still battling persistent injuries this season, they were able to overcome adversity to claim the two crucial victories. In both meets, the Red and Blue won by a narrow margin,. Penn beat the Owls, 187.650-186.500, and the Bears, 184.950-179.60. "Our season has been filled with injuries," Penn senior tri-captain Sarah Bruscia said. "But this past weekend we started getting some depth and putting people back into the lineup. We were much more prepared for this past weekend than we have been for other events." The onslaught of serious injuries this season has dampened the hopes of a promising Penn squad. The Quakers, however, are making the best of the situation. "I think we are really showing that we can make things work our way even under bad circumstances," Penn freshman Netta Gurari said. "It's now really nice to have healthy people back again." In the Temple match, freshman Anna Wilson pulled through for the Quakers. Wilson set a school record in the floor event and tied the record in the bars. She had previously bested the vault record earlier this season against Yale. Against Ursinus, the Quakers took first place in every event and second in three. Wilson won the vault as well as the bars. Fellow freshman Gurari took first in the floor event and Bruscia won the beam. After a successful weekend, the Red and Blue are optimistic about the last few weeks of their season. Penn will compete in the Towson Invitational this weekend. And in two weeks, the Quakers hope to claim their fifth straight Ivy League Championship in a meet at Yale. "We've been doing well, but we haven't hit all of our events solidly," Bruscia said. "What's really good is that we're beginning to peak in our season." Penn's season doesn't end until at least March. The ECAC Championships are on March 24th at Cornell, while the NCAA Regionals and Nationals are in April.
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