The UNC gymnastics team competed in the NCAA regionals against Florida (197.125), Georgia (196.775), Missouri (196.100), Penn State, (195.325) and New Hampshire (194.175). The Tar Heels placed fifth out of the six teams with a final score of 194.425.
The Tar Heels started out with their best event, floor, however, they couldn’t bring their A-game. They scored a 48.800, which was their highest event score of the night. The meet continued to go downhill from there.
Next was vault, another strong event for UNC. The team score fell even lower with key players not hitting their highest scores as they had earlier this season. They were in fourth after posting a 48.775.
Bars was the nail in the coffin for UNC, just like at the EAGL Championship. The team score of 48.275 was a hole too deep for UNC to pull out of. While all individual scores began with a 9, it wasn’t enough to save the team during this event.