For the Penn gymnastics team, it seems to be a lot more sunny in Philadelphia.
Following back-to-back losses to Rutgers and Yale and a last place finish at the George Washington Invitational, the Quakers took the bronze at the Liberty Classic at nearby Temple University yesterday.
Competing against four Pennsylvania opponents, the Quakers finished the night with a score of 181.200 — only 0.525 behind second place finisher Ursinus.
Temple ran away with the gold, finishing with a score of 188.375.
Junior Elise Bow led the way for the Quakers, finishing with a 37.150 in the all-around. Her score of 9.275 was the highest for the Quakers on bars.
Meanwhile sophomore Katie Graham, who had a team- high 9.450 on beam came in second place for Penn in the all-around, recording a 36.225.
It was also a solid night for the freshmen. Dana Bonincontri’s score of 9.225 on the floor was a team high while Kirsten Strausbaugh and Megan Milavec fared well on vault.
The Quakers will have a chance to even the score against Ursinus when they host them at 6. p.m. Wed. in Hutchinson Gymnasium.
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