With a complete lineup, the Penn gymnastics team is heading into tomorrow’s meet at full strength.
The Red and Blue will travel to Towson, Md., for the Shelli Calloway Invitational, where they will take on the Tigers, Cornell, Temple, and Ursinus.
The team will be bolstered by the return of freshman Dana Bonincontri, who has been out of competition after an injury spoiled the beginning of her season.
“That’s a great addition coming back, because … she is our top freshman,” said head coach John Ceralde.
The return of the rookie will provide a boost to a team that proved its skill on bars last weekend against Brown and the University of Bridgeport in Providence, R.I.
Penn performed well, going 6-for-6 in the event. They were supported by a strong performance by freshman Kirsten Strausbaugh, who had career-bests in all of her events.
While the Quakers will have to improve on the floor and on the beams, Ceralde believes his team is ready for the meet — in which it placed third out of four teams last year.
“We’ve hit on all the events before,” Ceralde said. “We just need to hit them all at the same time and make a complete meet.”
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