Penn gymnastics started off its spring break strong, defeating Ursinus 189.425 to 185.375.
Bars was the team’s strongest event of the day. The Red and Blue scored a 48.775 — a season high and good for the second-highest score in program history.
Freshman Elyse Shenberger took first with a career high of a 9.850. She was followed by seniors Megan Milavec, Kirsten Strausbaugh and Dana Bonincontri, who all tied with a 9.800.
This marked the first time Bonincontri has competed since injuring herself earlier in the season.
Strausbaugh and Milavec had strong performances all around scoring a 38.600 and a 37.975 respectively in the individual all-around.
Shenberger, who has been competing all-around, did not, however, due to the return of an old injury.
This past weekend, the Quakers placed third at their quad meet with a 193.000. Penn State took the meet with an impressive 196.975, followed by New Hampshire with a 194.225. Temple came in fourth with a 189.650.
It was the beam where the team showed off its skill this past weekend. Scoring a 48.775, the Red and Blue got the third-highest numbers on beam in program history. Bonincontri and Strausbaugh tied for sixth place, scoring a 9.800 and achieving career highs for both.
Though the team placed third, the all-around score is impressive. The Quakers will be competing next on March 16 in Chapel Hill, N.C., against the North Carolina in their final dual meet of the season.Comments powered by Disqus
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