The North Carolina gymnastics team started its 2019 season with a statement victory in the Lindsey Ferris Invitational, sweeping three opponents in the process.
UNC (3-0) finished first with a score of 194.175, followed by George Washington (193.525), Ball State (193.200) and Cornell (190.750). The Tar Heels took home first place in both the vault and floor exercises and had 14 top-10 finishes on the day.
The meet began with the parallel uneven bars, as junior Grace Donaghy led the way with a third-place finish in the event. The junior scored a 9.750 and was followed by sophomore Rylie Dewhurst, who scored 9.725, good for seventh place.
Five Tar Heels finished in the top-10 for balance beam, led by junior Khazia Hislop, who scored 9.750. Hislop was closely followed by Donaghy, junior Alexis Allen, first-year McKenna Appleton and senior Jamie DeCicco, who all finished sixth with a score of 9.700.