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Junior McCaleigh Marr competes on the beam during a meet against Yale at the Palestra on Jan. 30. Credit: Kylie Cooper

A Quaker hadn’t touched the gymnastics program record on the beam in more than 21 years … until Sunday.

Junior gymnast McCaleigh Marr tied the program record with a near-perfect score of 9.950 on the beam during the team's meet against Towson. Marr presented a strong bar routine as well, which helped the team to a season-high score of 9.750. Her efforts on the beam earned her the win, and she rounded out her honors by placing eighth on bars.

The Newtown, Pa. native arrived at the competition with a strong footing after leading the way on bars the meet prior, against the Big Red, recording a score of 9.900.

Marr’s record-breaking outing won her the Gymnastics East Conference (GEC) Performance of the Week title. But such incredible feats aren’t unfamiliar to Marr.

In 2019, she was a Junior Olympic National qualifier and a top-40 finisher at nationals. 

With Marr's contribution, the team as a whole toppled the standing program record from 2019 with a score of 195.375. The Quakers now hold the highest program record across the Ivy League — a title formerly held by Yale.

Returning to the Palestra on Sunday to take on Bridgeport, Marr and the team will look to build off the success of its enduring momentum through the peak of its season.