Yale at Penn
|Full Results||Pennsylvania: 194.425||Yale: 194.200|
|VT: Song, Debarberie, Chia 9.825||UB: Walker 9.875||BB: Marr, Meeks, Walker 9.850||FX: Kenefick, Toy, Chia, Wang 9.825||AA: Kenefick 38.975|
The Big Storyline: Penn posted its highest home score in history while Yale made a push for the team victory with a 49.000 on floor. Coming up just short still left the Bulldogs with a season high.
Implications: Yale is finally coming into its own this season. The rust of two years without competing is finally gone. The Bulldogs have a plethora of gymnasts who can go 9.8-plus on several events. Therefore, Yale does not have to rely on a few gymnasts for the bulk of its score. Raegan Walker is proving to be a consistent beam and bar worker for the team. Yale should push past Texas Woman’s and SEMO in the USAG rankings this week with its strong performance. This might shake out to be a close race at the top of the GEC this year as well.
Records: Penn posted its highest home score in program history.
Current Rankings: No. 58 Yale at No. 48 Pennsylvania
Why You Should Make Time to Tune in: It’s Penn’s home opener, and after two top-five all-time scores in the last two meets, the Quakers have every shot to finally bring home the program record. Meanwhile, Yale caught fire last week and beat its season high by over three points to give a real challenge to LIU.
Need More Proof? Kiersten Belkoff (yes, the younger sister of NCAA gymnastics alums Corinne and Alexis) is the leader of the Penn vault team that set an event program record last weekend. Penn’s endlessly stylish beam star Natalie Yang is a can’t-miss as well. Keep an eye on GEC Performance of the Week honoree Raegan Walker from Yale, particularly on vault and beam.
- Video Type: ESPN+
- Video: https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_/id/5d490ecb-396c-4169-9f83-0dd14b7b8f05
- Scores: https://sidearmstats.com/upenn/gymnastics/20220130.htm
- Live Blog: http://collegegymnews.com/2022/01/29/live-blog-no-58-yale-at-no-48-penn/
- Live Blog Editor: Rebecca