TOWSON, MD.-- Junior Jen Dickson (Salisbury, Md.) of the University of New Hampshire women's gymnastics squad placed third in the all-around competition, but it was not enough as the Wildcats were defeated at Towson University on Friday night, 194.775-193.20.
Dickson was UNH's top performer in the all-around with a total of 38.775, followed in fourth place by sophomore Crystal Beak (DeWitt, N.Y.) who finished with a 37.750 in the four events.
Dickson also led the 'Cats with a tie for second place in the floor exercise with a score of 9.850, a second-place judgement in the vault with a career-best score of 9.8, and she placed third to lead the squad on the uneven parallel bars with a mark of 9.8.
Senior Katie Revis (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) turned in the Wildcats' top score on the balance beam with a judgement of 9.80, good for fourth place overall in the meet and she tied her career-high for the fifth time.
As a team, the Wildcats' best event of the night was the vault. In addition to Dickson's second-place ranking, UNH had three of the top four scores in the event. Freshman Vanessa James (Malden, Mass.) and senior Bethany Wagner (Bound Brook, N.J.) both finished in a tie for third place with identical scores of 9.750. The mark was also a career-high for James. UNH defeated Towson in the vault (48.575-47.950).
The Wildcats continue their stint on the road next week as the squad travels to Auburn University on March 15. The meet begins at 7 p.m.