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This weekend the Quakers had another strong performance that wasn’t quite enough to take the competition.

The Penn women’s gymnastics team was unable to hold onto its crown as the two-time defending Ivy League champions.

The team usually performs very well on the uneven bars but this week the team had some trouble. Kirsten Strausbaugh and Elyse Shenberger, tied for second place with a season high of a 9.800.

However, the team score was a 47.875, a score lower than the Red and Blue has seen in previous competitions.

What was lost on bars, the Quakers tried to make up for on the balance beam. Though the team is strong on the event, they have had some consistency issues.

Megan Milavec scored a career-high and tied the third highest score in program history with a 9.900.

This beam score definitely contributed to her season-high all-around score of a 38.375. Milavec finished fourth with Shenberger finishing eighth and Strausbaugh finishing second with scores of 37.425 and 38.75, respectively.

Overall the Quakers had a strong meet. They placed third with a score of 191.600. Though lower than last weekend’s score, the team is proving to be very consistent.

They are looking forward to competing on Sunday, March 3 in Ursinus.


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