Barr, Fincham, and Ham Highlight Wolfpack Win at Tri-Meet
March 16, 2012
WILLIAMSBURG, Va.-- Brooke Barr, Rachel Fincham, and Diahanna Ham all posted 9.875s to power the Wolfpack to a win against William & Mary and Rutgers on Friday. North Carolina State, currently ranked 20th nationally, posted a team score of 195.450, Rutgers recorded a 192.600 for second, and William & Mary posted a 191.950 for third.
The Wolfpack opened the night on beam posting a team score of 48.500. Senior Jess Panza led the Pack on beam scoring a 9.825 to claim first in the event. Freshman Lane Jarred finished in third with a 9.725 to round out the podium.
On floor, NC State recorded its highest team score of the day with a 49.025, good for the highest team score by any team at the meet. Sophomore Diahanna Ham claimed first in the event registering a new career-high with a 9.875. Senior Brooke Barr and sophomore Stephanie Ouellette finished closely behind with a 9.850 to tie for second. Freshman Lane Jarred and senior Jess Panza posted 9.725s to highlight the Pack's performance on floor.
After two events, NC State led with a score of 97.525, while William & Mary had 95.550, good for second with Rutgers in third at 95.300.
State started the second half of the meet on vault recording a team score of 48.975. Senior Brooke Barr headlined the Wolfpack's performance on vault scoring a 9.875 to claim first place. Sophomore Diahanna Ham scored a 9.850 which was good for second. Senior Alex Williams and sophomore Hannah Fallanca scored 9.750s while junior Morgan Johnson and sophomore Stephanie Ouellette posted 9.725s. All of the Pack's gymnasts competing on vault scored a 9.7 or better.
The Pack closed out the night on bars and they did so in grand style, sweeping the awards in the event. Rachel Fincham claimed first with a 9.875, her second highest score in the event on the season. Sophomores Stephanie Ouellette and Kristen Harabedian tied for second with 9.8s. Alex Williams finished right on their heels with a 9.775, while Jess Panza scored a 9.7.
For the fifth time this season, Stephanie Ouellette claimed first in the all- around posting a score of 39.050.
NC State has now finished the regular season schedule and will return to action on Saturday, March 24 at the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championships held in Pittsburgh, Pa.