GYMNASTICS FINISHES SECOND OUT OF FOUR IN FOX RUN INVITATIONAL
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DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics  team notched a season-high score of 194.225 to place second at its annual Fox Run Invitational Saturday night at the Whittemore Center Arena. Taking first place in the meet was Penn. State University with a score of 195.275. Rounding out the four squad meet were third- place Yale University (189.100) and fourth-place College of William & Mary (186.750).
    A career mark of 9.90 propelled sophomore Helena Diodati (Scarborough, Maine) to another first place on vault, the sixth consecutive time she has done so this season. Junior Justine Turner (Salem, N.H.) also did well in the event, as she tied for fourth with a season high 9.80.
    On bars, another Wildcat gymnast set a personal record, as sophomore Kelsey Alwin (St. Michael, Minn.) notched a 9.80 to tie for second place. Senior Beth Bronson (Jacksonville, Fla.) and sophomore Diane Grey (Spring, Texas) tied for sixth, as each scored a 9.750 in the event.
    Sophomore Taryn LaFountain (Utica, N.Y.) continued her outstanding perforamances on beam to tie for third, with a score of 9.775. Diodati tied a personal record with a 9.725 to tie for sixth in the event as well.
    LaFountain also excelled on floor as she tied for first after posting a personal-best 9.875. For the second week in a row, freshman Andie Sablosky (Ridgewood, N.J.) scored a 9.80, this time the mark was good enough to tie for fourth place.
    The Wildcats hit the road next week and travel to Utah State, before returning home to take on EAGL rival Maryland on Feb. 24. Tickets can be purchased online at www.unhwildcats.com.
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