UNH WOMEN GYMNASTS SPLIT TRI-MEET AT WEST VIRGINIA
Amanda Hall

In the vault it was senior all-arounder Amanda Hall (Bremerton, Wash.) leading the way for the 'Cats with a third-place judgement of 9.850. Freshman Justine Turner (Salem, N.H.) also vaulted strong with a score of 9.825 to earn a tie for fourth place.

UNH struggled on bars as West Virginia boasted the top four spots in the event. The top finisher for UNH was sophomore Rebekah Porter (Valparaiso, Ind.) as she checked in with a score of 9.575 for seventh place in the event.

Hall led the Wildcats on balance beam with a score of 9.650 to tie for second place, while senior specialist Mariana Pena Trestini (Valencia, Venezuela) finished in fourth place with a mark of 9.525.

Hall posted her best score of the day in the floor exercise, placing second in the meet with an impressive judgement of 9.9 to tie for second overall. Pena Trestini took fourth place honors in the floor exercise with a 9.875.

Hall, who had been improving every week with her all-around totals, took second in the meet with a four-event total of 38.425 as UNH's only all-arounder of the day.

The women's gymnastics team will return to action on Sat., March. 4, when the Wildcats entertain one of its biggest rivals, Penn State. The meet is set to being at 1 p.m. in Lundholm Gym. Tickets for the meet can be purchased at www.unhwildcats.com/tickets.

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