No. 17 Gymnastics Scores Season-High Against No. 4 Michigan
The No. 17 NC State gymnastics team scored an impressive season-high of 195.475 in its home meet with No. 4 Michigan in front of 1,422 fans at historic Reynolds Coliseum. The Wolfpack has now scored over 195.000 in four of its last five meets overall, with a 194.975 being the only "blemish" during that streak. Taylor Seaman led the Pack with a first place finish in the floor with a 9.900.
NC State will maintain it's standing in the national rankings with another stellar showing. The Pack has already competed against nine ranked teams, including No. 1 Georgia and No. 4 Michigan. In a couple weeks No. 5 LSU will make the trip to Raleigh, as well. NC State is now 9-6 on the season while Michigan improves to 11-0.
NC State scored a 48.975 on vault to open competition, its second highest of the season after a 49.000 in its season-opening meet at No. 12 Arizona. Taylor Seaman and Brittney Hardiman led the Pack with a pair of 9.850's. Their score of 9.850 was tied for third place overall at the meet. Heather Zolton was strong with a 9.825 for the Pack, tying her career-high.
The Pack posted a 48.525 on bars with Seaman scoring a 9.750 to lead the team. Kelsey Lee and Brittany Vontz both posted a 9.725. Both competitors have now scored a 9.700 or above on bars in each meet they competed at this season.
The red and white turned in a 48.900 on beam, a season-high for the event. Leigha Hancock posted a 9.875, the team's top score and good for 3rd place in the meet overall. Zolton posted a 9.800, her second highest beam performance of the year, to help the Wolfpack to its impressive team performance.
NC State used a score of 49.075 on the floor, its second-highest on the event this season, to close the meet in style. Seaman nailed her second straight score of 9.900 or higher on the floor with a 9.900 to tie for first place, one week after hitting 9.925. Hardiman posted a career-high 9.850 on the floor to finish second for the Pack.
NC State will return to the gym as they travel to UPenn on March 1st at 1 p.m.