The North Carolina gymnastics team won 195.075-193.000 against Towson on Saturday in its first ever Mental Health Awareness meet.
The Tar Heels took an early lead after finishing the first rotation 48.975-48.525 on vault. First-year Drew Aldridge started off strong with a 9.800. Though graduate Megan Ruzicka took a fall and scored a 9.100, juniors Mikayla Robinson and Khazia Hislop finished with a 9.800 and 9.900, respectively, to put North Carolina ahead going into the second rotation on bars.
Junior Mekyllah Williams scored a 9.800 on bars, while junior Grace Donaghy and sophomore Rylie Dewhurst both finished with a 9.750 for the Tar Heels. North Carolina's performance on bars gave the team 48.725 points, keeping the lead against Towson, 97.700-96.950.
The Tar Heels took to the beam on the third rotation. Hislop and Dewhurst both scored a 9.800, and junior Alexis Allen scored a 9.725. Senior Jamie DeCicco fell during a difficult performance and received a 9.275. North Carolina finished with a 48.475 on beam, narrowly dropping the rotation to Towson, who scored 48.550, in the Tar Heels' only loss of the day.