Kaitlynn Hedelund leaped off the beam, completed a flip, stuck the landing and was swarmed by hugs from her excited teammates.
Hedelund, who was injured for part of the 2014-15 season, had a standout performance in the North Carolina gymnastic team's season opener on Sunday, a 192.400-189.050 win over William & Mary.
“I think I was more excited this year than my freshman year last year,” she said. “Last year, I only got to do bars and beam for our opener because I was injured.”
Sunday proved to be much different than her first competition as a Tar Heel.
Hedelund placed in the top two of all four events and notched the highest all-around score with a 39.150.