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Execution Of Skills

The competition came on fast and furious at the start of the season in EAGL gymnastics. If you were expecting things to slow down, settle in or hit a lull maybe, just maybe it will come later. From the looks of it though, that will come after all is said and done. This week there’s yet another leader in league competition.
The all around balancing act in scoring is reflected in national rankings. North Carolina tops EAGL teams in all around with a score of 194.663 or #28 in the RoadToNationals/WCGA rankings. Pitt leads in vault at #34, NC State in bars at #23, New Hampshire in beam at #18 and North Carolina in floor at #8.

North Carolina pushed their way to the top of the EAGL standings behind their ninth straight 49.000+ on floor. The Tar Heels are the first EAGL team to break 195+ this season.

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Newsworthy notes from around EAGL – North Carolina improved in vault, bars, beam, floor and overall in week three. Khazia Hislop’s floor exercise elevated the Tar Heels to #8 nationally with an average of 9.900. NC State delivered season high performances on vault, bars and floor. The Wolfpack had 10 podium finishes and swept vault. Pitt’s Haley Brechwald and Alecia Petrikis tied for a win in vault (9.800) and four Panthers’, Lucy Brett, Kiley Robatin, Brittany West and Haley Brechwald, had season and/or career highs on beam.

New Hampshire set a school record on beam (49.425) led by Courtney Bondanza (9.925), with six members scoring 9.850 or better. In addition to Bondanza, the Wildcats’ Hannah Baddick (9.900), Emma Winer (9.900), Hailey Lui (9.850) and Riley Freehling (9.850) set or tied career highs on beam. Towson’s Emerson Hurst recorded her second first place finish on beam. George Washington’s event at Kent State was postponed due to weather.

EAGL Top 5 Individuals – Week 3

  • Vault – Erin Carroll – New Hampshire
  • Beam – Emerson Hurst – Towson
  • Bars – Alex Zois – George Washington
  • Floor – Khazia Hislop – North Carolina
  • All Around – Alex Zois – George Washington

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This week’s overall league rankings are as follows –

  • North Carolina
  • NC State
  • Pitt
  • New Hampshire
  • George Washington
  • Towson

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EAGL Honors of the Week

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In week three NC State’s Drew Grantham earned her second consecutive EAGL Gymnast of the Week honors. Grantham placed first in All Around (39.175), the highest thus far this year in EAGL competition and delivered a season high in the vault (9.825). She added scores in floor (9.800) plus bars and beam (9.775) that helped lead the Wolfpack to a 3-0 finish in their weekend quad.

New Hampshire’s Emma Winer is the EAGL Specialist of the Week after setting a best in the beam (9.900) and helping the Wildcats set a school record (49.425). Winer set another career high as she shared first place on floor (9.850) with teammate Ava Watkins. She had previously recorded that personal best five days earlier.

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New Hampshire’s Hannah Baddick is the EAGL Rookie of the Week following her contribution in setting a school record on balance beam (49.425) with a career high of 9.900. Baddick has been the Wildcats top beam performer in two of three events this year with an average of 9.825.

EAGL Week Four Schedule

  • Friday, January 25
  • NC State @ North Carolina
  • Saturday, January 26
  • George Washington @ Pitt
  • Towson @ William & Mary
  • Sunday, January 27
  • New Hampshire @ Yale
  • George Washington, Kent State @ West VirginiaA


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