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    Freshman Leigha Hancock placed third in the balance beam event with a score of 9.850.
    Freshman Leigha Hancock placed third in the balance beam event with a score of 9.850.
     

    March 25, 2005

    Complete Results

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    Complete Results in PDF Format
    NC State gymnastics finished fourth among the eight teams competing in the 10th annual EAGL Championship in Reynolds Coliseum, Friday, March 25. The Wolfpack tallied a final score of 194.975. NC State has collected fourth place just one time previously, back in 2002. A duo of freshmen led the way for NC State.Freshman Leigha Hancock led the Wolfpack with a third place finish in the balance beam after a score of 9.85. Also, Heather Zolton was fourth in the vault with a career-best 9.825.

    NC State will now look ahead to the NCAA Regionals set for April 9.

    After a bye for the first rotation, the Wolfpack began the 2005 EAGL Championship on the floor. Two freshmen led the way for NC State. Kelsey Lee recorded a team-high 9.825, while Heather Zolton posted a 9.8. Lee's score marked the third time this season she has been awarded a score of 9.825 or greater. Zolton was equally successful, earning her second 9.80 mark or higher in her first EAGL championship.

    Heather Zolton placed fourth in the vault.


    In the fourth rotation, NC State's Zolton again led the way. She posted a career-high of 9.825 on the vault. She bested a previous score of 9.8 she earned against No. 8 Georgia on March 4. Senior Cori Goldstein also tallied a career-high score of 9.75, topping her previous personal best of 9.725, which she posted at the Governor's Cup on Feb. 5.

    The Wolfpack was in third place after its first two events with a score of 97.525, behind North Carolina's high of 98.00 and West Virginia's second place tally of 97.775.

    Zolton, who was among NC State's leaders the entire meet, posted a team-best 9.80 on the uneven bars. The score marked the fifth time in her frosh campaign in which she has finished with a 9.80 or higher in the event.

    After three events, NC State held third place with a running score of 146.175. UNC remained on top with 147.10 and West Virginia stood in second with a 146.45 score.

    In the final event for the Pack, the balance beam, NC State freshman Leigha Hancock posted her best score since the Hearts Invitational, with 9.80, where she finished with a 9.85. Sophomore Ananda Jones posted her best score since the Hearts Invitational, with a 9.80, where she finished with a 9.85.

    NC State had byes for the first, third, fifth and seventh rotations.

    The Wolfpack had to compete without sophomore Rachel Katz and freshman Laurie Singer, both were out due to injuries. Katz, a Bloomington, Ind. native, is the team leader in the vault, posting three season highs.

    NC State Results By Event

    Floor
    Amanda Jones, 9.675
    Heather Zolton, 9.80
    Kylah Bachman, 9.775
    Kelsey Lee, 9.825
    Leigha Hancock, 9.725
    Cori Goldstein, 9.625
    Net Score: 48.575

    Overall Event Winner: Courtney Bumpers, UNC, 9.925
    Team: North Carolina, 49.10

    Vault
    Cori Goldstein, 9.750
    Heather Zolton, 9.825
    Leigha Hancock, 9.70
    Amanda Jones, 9.625
    Kylah Bachman, 9.750
    Krystal Hairston, 9.70
    Net Score: 48.725

    Overall Event Winner: Amanda Hall, New Hampshire, 9.875
    Team: North Carolina, 48.875

    Bars
    Andrea Petrocelli, 9.70
    Jennifer Gray, 9.655
    Amanda Jones, 9.775
    Kylah Bachman, 9.750
    Heather Zolton, 9.80
    Kelsey Lee, 8.925
    Net Score: 48.550

    Overall Event Winner: Leah Brill, Maryland, 9.875
    Team: Maryland, 49.050

    Beam
    Andrea Petrocelli, 9.825
    Amanda Jones, 9.80
    Leigha Hancock, 9.85
    Cori Goldstein, 9.775
    Kylah Bachman, 9.650
    Heather Zolton, 9.175
    Net Score: 48.900

    Overall Event Winner: Janae Cox, West Virginia, 9.925
    Team: North Carolina, 48.975

    All-Around
    Kylah Bachman, 6th, 38.925
    Amanda Jones, 7th, 38.875
    Heather Zolton, 10th, 38.600

    Overall Event Winner: Courtney Bumpers, UNC, 39.475
    Team: North Carolina, 195.20


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