Team Effort leads Gymnastics past William & Mary in Home Opener, 194.800-190.025

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team had the best overall results in all four rotations in a 194,800-190,025 win over William & Mary in Sunday afternoon’s Gymnastics East Conference (GEC) action at The Palestra.

The Quakers, playing at home for the first time this season, recorded their ninth-best team result in program history against The Tribe.


PLACE OF JURISDICTION | Penn 48,725, William & Mary 47,700

Kiersten Belkoff and Marissa Lassiter finished with 9,800 for the best Quaker score in the vault. Skyelar Kerico scored a 9,725 with Ariyana Agarwala and Sara Kenefick both grabbed scores of 9,700. Olivia Van Horn ended with a score of 9.675.

RODS | Penn 48,550, William & Mary 46,425

Kristen Kuehn wowed the Palestra crowd with her best score of 9,800 on the uneven bars, closely followed by Carly Oniki (9,750) and Kerico (9,750). Lassiter recorded a 9,650, Kenefick a 9,600. Zara Gazdak rounded out the field with a 9.025.

BEAM | Penn 48,675, William & Mary 47,300
All eyes were on her in her season debut Campbell Marrs Balance beam exercise with a top score of 9.825, a new career high for the junior. Keriko and Samantha Wu both finished at 9,750 points, with Belkoff and Kenefick also tying in at 9,675. McCaleigh Marr posted a 9,400 on her beam routine on Sunday.

FLOOR | Penn 48,850, William & Mary 48,600

Indeed, the best event of the afternoon for Penn was the floor exercise, which also happened to have the team’s highest individual score of the tournament, a 9.875 for Kenefick. Lassiter and Kerico both scored 9.8 while Belkoff had 9.700, Isabel song with 9.675 and Agarwala with 9.575.

Quaker touch meal

*Marissa Lassiter and Kiersten Belkoff shared overall vault winner with identical scores of 9,800. Penn took the top six spots in this event, as Skyelar Kerico finished third with 9.725.
*The Quakers had four of the top five finishers at the poles Kristen Kuehn the grand prize with their 9,800. Carly Oniki and Kerico finished third overall with 9.750.
*Campbell Marr stood alone on the balance beam to take the win while Samantha Wu and Kerico took second place.
*During Sara Kenefick Passing the Quakers for their highest score, she was tied by William & Marys Keaghan Schafer in the floor exercise, both maintaining their 9.875 scores. Lassiter and Kerico tied for third overall (9.800).
*Kerico took the all-around crown again with a score of 39.025 while Kenefick posted a 38.850.


Penn travels to the Granite State next Sunday at 2:00 p.m. for a quad meet against hosts New Hampshire, Yale and Wisconsin Whitewater.