While the Penn gymnastics team finished seventh out of a seven-team field at Sunday’s Lindsey Ferris Invitational, the day did not conclude without some positives.

Sophomore Dana Bonincontri led the Quakers with a second-place performance on the uneven bars and third place in the all-around competition at the one-day invitational hosted by George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Fellow sophomore Kirsten Strausbaugh finished seventh behind Bonincontri in the all-around, fueled by a sixth-place finish in the floor exercise competition.

And though Penn was topped by Ivy League foe Cornell and nine-time winner North Carolina, the Quakers fell to Temple by less than half a point.

The Red and Blue had several other top-ten finishes, as well. Junior Laura DiPaolo tied for eighth on the vault, and freshman Yee Keolamau took home tenth on the balance beam.

Keolamau tied with Cornell’s Danielle Scott, and the two will have a rematch when the Big Red visit Hutchinson Gymnasium on Feb. 6.

In the meantime, the Red and Blue must focus on this weekend’s dual meet with Rutgers, which finished third at the Ferris Invitational.

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