In giant swing, UNC women win EAGL title

Tar Heels had never finished better than 4th

College Gymnastics

March 24, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Sophomore Anna Wilson finished sixth in the all-around competition with a 39.20 score, leading North Carolina to its first East Atlantic Gymnastics League championship last night at Towson Center.

The Tar Heels won their first EAGL title with a 196.425 score, setting a meet record, as well as a school record. Defending champion West Virginia was runner-up (196.025), and Maryland took third place (194.825), followed by North Carolina State (194.725), New Hampshire (194.375), Pittsburgh (194.275), Rutgers (192.700) and Towson (192.350).

North Carolina used a 49.55 team score on floor and 49.05 on the vault to pull out the title for coach Derek Galvin, who was named EAGL Coach of the Year. In six previous EAGL meets, the Tar Heels had never finished higher than fourth place.

Wilson led the winning effort on the floor exercise. She won the meet with a 9.975 score. Freshman Olivia Trusty (Bryn Mawr) tied for seventh (9.925).

Junior Kristen Presutti of Towson, the EAGL Gymnast of the Year award winner, placed fourth in the all-around with a career-high 39.40 score. She also tied for second place on vault (9.875) and tied for 10th on the beam (9.825). On floor exercise, she tied for second place with a career-high 9.95 score.

Senior Lisa Mealey led Maryland to its third-place finish. She took fifth in the all-around (39.375) and tied for sixth place on bars (9.875). She also tied for ninth on floor exercise (9.90). (Results, 2d)

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