CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Rutgers gymnastics team (10-4, 1-4 EAGL) scored 192.100 points to finish in second place at the North Carolina on Saturday. The Tar Heels rolled up 195.850 points to take first place, followed by Rutgers and William and Mary (191.150 points).
RU’s best event was the floor exercise where it scored 48.625 points. Kelly Straka (Fairless Hills, PA), Stephanie Pannick (Archbald, PA) tied for fifth overall (9.750) while Stephanie Zick (Pittsburgh, PA) scored a 9.725 for ninth place and Elizabeth Fittery (Denver, PA) and Nicole Bradder (Dover, NH) each finished in 10th palce (9.700).
On the balance beam, Gina Roselle (Tinton Falls, NJ) had a 9.725 for fourth place while Jackie Campbell (Wheatley Heights, NY) tied for fifth (9.650). Sveta Shterenberg (Sharon, MA) had a 9.500 for 11th place while Fittery was 13th with a 9.450.
Lorena Johnson led the Scarlet Knights in the uneven bars, posting a 9.725 to finish in ninth place. Zick, and Pannick each scored a 9.675 to tie for 10th place while Heckler notched a 9.650 for 12th place. Bradder had a 9.575 for 13th place.
On the vault, Johnson was RU’s top performer with a 9.625 for ninth place. Campbell notched a 9.600 for 11th place while Fittery and Pannick tied for 12th place (9.550).
Fittery had a 38.650 to finish sixth in the all-around while Bradder notched a 38.200 for seventh place.
Rutgers returns to action next Saturday, Feb. 26, when it hosts West Virginia and Bridgeport at the Livingston Recreation Center (7:00 p.m.)