PROVIDENCE, RI. -- The University of New Hampshire women's gymnastics team improved its regular-season record to 15-3-1 with a pair of wins over Brown and Bridgeport at Brown University. UNH posted a high score of 193.925, followed by Brown (188.55) and then Bridgeport (185.2). UNH will travel to the EAGL championships next weekend (March 24) at the University of North Carolina and then the team will most likely be invited to compete in the NCAA Eastern Regionals on April 7 at the University of Michigan, according to head Coach Gail Goodspeed.
In the vault, UNH was led by Senior Wendy Wheaton (Rockville, Md.) who placed first with a score or 9.675.
On bars, UNH had the top five finishers, led in first place by Wheaton with a 9.875 and by freshman Tara Phillips (Houston, Texas) with a 9.825. On the balance beam, UNH hit four of its five sets with sophomore Michelle Harley (Collegeville, Pa.) checking in with the top score of 9.85 for first place overall.
The Wildcats struggled overall in the floor, which is usually the top event for UNH. However, that did not stop Harley, who returned from injury in that event to earn second with a 9.8. Recording a personal best for first place overall was junior Katie Revis (Putnam Valley, N.Y.), who recorded a judgement of 9.9 in the floor.
In the all-around competition, Goodspeed was happy to have Harley back, as she led the meet with a 38.95 for first place.
UNH returns to action on March 24 when the squad travels to the University of North Carolina to compete at the EAGL conference championship meet.