New Hampshire gymnasts win Texas Woman's quad-meet

Hall wins individual all-around

Amanda Hall

UNH had the first-place finisher as well as the highest team score in all four events to finish with 194.4 points. Texas Woman's was the runner-up at 190.9 and followed by San Jose State (190.3) and Wisconsin-Eau Claire (181.3).

New Hampshire began the evening on floor and recorded five of the top eight scores, led by Hall's 9.875, to finish with a score of 48.75. Justine Turner (Salem, N.H.) took third place at 9.775 and was followed by Mariana Peña Trestini (Valencia, Venezuela) at 9.75. Heather Moore (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) registered the sixth-best score of 9.7 while Lindsay Berrios (Long Pond, Pa.) finished eighth with a 9.65.

Hall's winning mark of 9.875 in the vault led the 'Cats to a score of 48.8. Jennifer Jones (Billerica, Mass.) took second place with a score of 9.8 from the judges. The Wildcats also earned fourth and fifth place from Turner (0.725) and Zoe Magiros (9.700), respectively.

Peña Trestini captured first place in the uneven bars at 9.85. Hall recorded the next best finish for New Hampshire as her 9.75 merited third place. Berrios took fourth place with a score of 9.725. The Wildcats finished with 48.4 points in the bars.

The Wildcats nailed four of six balance beam routines to record a 48.45 in the event. Berrios topped the field with a score of 9.85 and was followed by Hall and Jaime deMello (Milton, Mass.) in a tie for third place at 9.775. Beth Bronson (Jacksonville, Fla.) gave the 'Cats four of the top five scores with a mark of 9.750.

UNH returns to action at home Jan. 29 vs. Pittsburgh. The meet begins at 1 p.m. in Lundholm Gymnasium and tickets are available at www.unhwildcats.com/tickets.

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