North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Towson at N.C. State
|Full Results||N.C. State: 196.025||North Carolina: 195.600||Towson: 194.475||Pitt: 192.125|
|VT: Thompson, Shepard 9.825||UB: Culton, Greene, Jordan 9.850||BB: Culton 9.950||FX: Negrete 9.925||AA: Greenlow 38.900|
The Big Storyline: It was back and forth between N.C. State and North Carolina throughout the meet, but in the end, the Wolfpack came out on top with a season high score and the first score of 196-plus from an EAGL team in 2021. The Tar Heels also recorded a new season high, led by another 9.950 from Elizabeth Culton on beam. Towson started out with a rough floor rotation but rallied on its last three events to tie its season high and set new season highs on bars and beam. Pitt had another rough meet, counting multiple falls, but was finally able to put up six people on vault.
Implications: Despite being defeated by N.C. State here, North Carolina will retain the No. 1 spot in the EAGL, and Culton will still be ranked No. 1 nationally on beam. Pitt is still struggling with consistency and will drop a bit in the rankings, but if the Panthers can get back to the level they reached last week, they should gain some ground once NQS kicks in and these low scores can be dropped.
Records: Towson’s 49.125 on beam is the third highest score in program history. Hannah Nam’s 9.875 on beam was a career high. All six gymnasts in N.C. State’s floor rotation set career highs, and the team’s total score of 49.400 is the sixth best score in program history.
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- Video: https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_/id/c9b1d261-61f8-4f8f-a6ee-7c3abb3e036c
- Scores: http://sidearmstats.com/ncsu/gymnastics/20210206.htm
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