Sophomore Morgan Lane outscored eleven gymnasts to capture first place on the balance beam, but the most important competitor she beat was herself.
Lane, who is one of the top competitors at every meet for the Tar Heels, broke her previous career-best on the beam with a score of 9.950.
Despite Lane’s impressive performance, the Tar Heels were unable to topple the No. 2 Florida Gators in their last meet of the regular season. With a score of 198.050-193.725, North Carolina left Gainesville, Fla., without a victory but took home a momentum they hope will carry them through the EAGL Championships that begin March 19.
Many season-best scores were also set Friday on every event except floor.
Junior Christina Pheil, senior Lexi Cappalli and sophomore Madison Nettles all tied or improved previous scores, notching season-bests on the balance beam, vault and uneven bars, respectively.