PITTSBURGH, Pa.--The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team placed sixth with a score of 194.550 at the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championships at the University of Pittsburgh.
N.C. State University won the meet with a score of 196.000 and Pittsburgh came in second with a team total of 195.275. The University of Maryland followed Pittsburgh with a 195.050 and Towson University was in fourth with a 195.025. West Virginia University finished fifth with a 194.700 and the University of North Carolina (194.475) and Rutgers University (191.625) were seventh and eighth respectively.
Freshman Michelle Harley (Collegeville, Pa.) led the way for the ‘Cats with an all-around total of 38.650 for eighth place. Gabi Weller of Towson won the all-around with a combined total of 39.300. Danielle Alba of Pittsburgh and Amy Lagendorf of N.C. State tied for second with scores of 39.275.
Senior Cara Lepper (Southington, Conn.) was the top finisher for UNH on the uneven bars as she matched her season high of 9.90 for fourth place. Junior Wendy Wheaton (Rockville, Md.) finished in a six way tie for 13th with a 9.825.
The team next moved over to the balance beam where the ‘Cats only had one missed set. Junior Suzanne Poretz (Alexandria, Va.) scored a 9.750 on the apparatus for 11th place. Lepper added a score of 9.700 and came in 15th. Junior Rose Kosowski (Whitesboro, N.Y.) also placed in the top 20 with a 9.675 for 18th place.
Wheaton matched a career high with a 9.875 (ninth) on the floor exercise as five Wildcats scored 9.825s or higher. Harley came in at 16th with a 9.850.
Harley continued her success on the vault as she matched a career high of 9.800 for sixth place. Sophomore Bethany Wagner (Bound Brook, N.J.) was in a five way tie for 15th with a 9.750.
The EAGL Conference is comprised of teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big East and the America East.
UNH will next compete at the NCAA Region 5 meet at Penn State University on April 1. The meet begins at 6 p.m.