In gymnastics, every point counts.
And in the case of North Carolina’s gymnastics team, every tenth of a point does. For the second time in a row, the difference between first and second place was less than half a point.
The Tar Heels travelled to Washington, D.C., Sunday to compete in the Lindsey Ferris Invitational against George Washington, Temple, Cornell and Pittsburgh. But it was soon clear it was not a competition between five universities.
“The meet was definitely between two teams after the first two rounds,” Coach Derek Galvin said. “GW was particularly strong on the vault and the floor exercise, and that was the difference for the meet.”
And with a final score of 194.550 behind George Washington’s 195.025, UNC just barely missed the first place mark. George Washington is tied for No. 25 in the country.