Penn gymnastics has been on a roll, with the Quakers topping the charts for a third successive weekend. They recorded the fourth-best team score in program history with a 195.250-191.025 victory over the Big Red on Sunday. The winning score set a new season record, breaking the one set last week at New Hampshire. The team continues to impress each weekend, setting new scores to beat.
Penn's first victory of the day came on the uneven bars, which featured stand-out performances by senior McCaleigh Marr, who scored 9.850, and freshman Marissa Lassiter finishing second on the team with a 9.750.
Next was the vault, which was once again a win for Penn. Sophomore Olivia VanHorn led the pack with a score of 9.875. Junior Rose DeBarberie, who made her 2023 debut, followed in pursuit with an impressive 9.750.
Cornell edged out Penn on the floor routine by a mere 0.2 points. Nonetheless, Penn had multiple highlights in the form of a team-high of 9.850 from Lassiter, and a 9.775 from sophomore Emma Davies. Lassiter came in second overall, just behind Cornell's Sydney Beers, who finished with a 9.900.
Penn ended the day on a high as junior Campbell Marr put up an astonishing 9.925 on the balance beam. This score ties for second all-time in program history, and her routine challenges the best in program history. It is also the highest score so far by a Quaker in any individual event this season.
The gymnastics squad is building on their successes each weekend, and they will next compete on Feb. 12 at the Palestra on Sunday against Towson, Ursinus, and West Chester.