The North Carolina gymnastics team finished third in a tri-meet with N.C. State and New Hampshire in Raleigh on Saturday evening. The Tar Heels held the lead heading into the final event but finished with a score of 194.600 behind the Wildcats' and the Wolfpack's respective scores of 195.150 and 194.950.
UNC opened its meet on the beam. Led by scores of 9.725 from sophomore Emery Summey, senior Alexis Allen and first-year Elizabeth Culton, the Tar Heels finished their first event of the meet with a total score of 48.200. But that finish put North Carolina behind its two opponents after N.C. State opened the meet with a score of 48.825 on vault and New Hampshire received a score of 48.450 on bars.
UNC then tackled the floor, where it posted its best score of the evening at 49.325. That score gave the Tar Heels a total running score of 97.525, putting them in first place for the first time in the meet, after the Wildcats stood at 97.225 and the Wolfpack at 96.675 through the first two events.
In its third event, North Carolina took on the vault, where it posted a meet-high vault score of 49.125, giving it a 146.650 total score. The Tar Heels still held a narrow lead heading into the final event, as New Hampshire maintained second place with a score of 146.325 and N.C. State managed a score of 145.550.