DURHAM, N.H. - Senior Katie Revis (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) tied a University of New Hampshire record on floor exercise as the Wildcat gymnasts bested the University of Alaska Anchorage 193.775-184.000 Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.
Revis, a co-captain, registered a 9.925 on the floor as the 'Cats final performer of the afternoon. Her score matched the school record owned by four gymnasts, Cara Lepper, Amy Roberts, Wedy Wheaton and Rose Kosowski. Lepper and Roberts set the mark in 1997, with Wheaton and Kosowski recording their benchmark scores last season. Revis' previous best was a 9.9.
In the all-around competition, junior Michelle Harley (Collegeville, Pa.) once again paced the Wildcats. After recording a 39.275, the third-best score in school history, last week against Penn State, Harley recorded a 39.200 against the Seawolves Saturday, the fifth-highest score in school history. Classmate Jen Dickson (Salisbury, Md.) was second in the all-around with a 38.550. UAA's Mandi Burdick placed third with a 37.575.
On vault, UNH recorded a 48.275. Bethany Wagner (Bound Brook, N.J.) set a career-high with a 9.775. She was followed by Dickson and Harley, who tied at 9.725. The mark was a season-high for Dickson.
The 'Cats were forced to count a fall on both bars and the balance beam. On bars UNH posted a 48.125, with Dickson matching her career-high at 9.825. Harley and Tara Phillips (Houston, Texas) each had a season-best 9.8, while Vanessa James (Malden, Mass.) had a career-best 9.725.
Three freshmen shone on the balance beam for New Hampshire as they set a team score of 48.350. While Harley placed first with a 9.85, first-year performers Jayne Propert (Bradley Beach, N.J.), Michelle Totz (Whitby, Ontario) and Vanessa Berrios (Long Pond, Pa.) all posted personal -bests to place 2-4. Propert registered a 9.825, Totz a 9.75 and Berrios checked in with a 9.7.
All six competitors in the floor exercise registered at least a 9.65, giving the 'Cats a sweep of the top six spots. In addition to Revis' performance, Wagner matched her career-high of 9.85, while Harley finished third, coming in at 9.825. Dickson (9.775), James (9.65) and Totz (9.65) rounded out the top six.
UNH travels to East Lansing, Mich. Next weekend to compete in the Michigan State Spartan Invitational on Feb. 23. The final Wildcat home meet is March 2 when the 'Cats host Pitt, West Virginia and Yale. That meet is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium.