Pack Gymnasts Open Strong

Execution Of Skills

An opening win can often be a signal, subtle or otherwise that a team is attacking their season from a position of strength. NC State started off with a solid win on the road at Big Ten competitor Michigan State. As a result of team gymnasts Caitlyn Fillard, Paris Phillips and Meredith Robinson’s performances the trio were named EAGL (East Atlantic Gymnastics League) Gymnast, Specialist and Rookie of the Week.

The larger team effort included Melissa Brooker, Drew Grantham, Alliah Harrison, Lauren Kent and Kasey Nelson. Also adding to the point total were Alexa Phillips, Victoria Prati, Maggie Tamburro and Nicole Webb. The team total for the event was 193.750.

Overall, NC State is ranked #19 in bars, #21 in floor, #27 in beam and #32 in vault. Their point total in this week’s RoadToNationals point tally places them at #25 overall after one week of women’s collegiate competition.

Find out where NC State gymnastics coach Kim Landrus wants to take the Wolfpack in this interview (Opportunity Knocks) with Jim Quist.

Pack Gymnasts Open Strong

Caitlyn Fillard

Fillard, a senior claimed the all-around title (38.975) and grabbed first place (9.80) in beam competition. She earned finishes in all-around, bars and beam. Phillips, another senior leader for NC State had top scores for the Wolfpack in two events. She placed second overall in both vault (9.75) and floor (9.875) good for second in the floor exercise. Robinson posted a 9.775 on bars, a first place finish in her collegiate debut.

NC State began their season one week ahead of the remainder of EAGL teams. This season promises to be highly competitive among the league with four teams ranked in the pre-season poll.

Pack Gymnasts Open Strong

EAGL Schedule

  • Saturday, January 12
  • Utah State, #22 West Virginia, Eastern Michigan @ Pitt
  • #15 Ohio State @ #25 NC State
  • Towson, #20 Penn State, #32 Temple @ Little Boston Invitational
  • Sunday, January 13
  • #28 Iowa @ New Hampshire
  • North Carolina, Cornell, Ball State @ George Washington


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