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March 6, 2014


It’s been an exciting couple meets for Pitt Gymnastics! After what seemed like a long time on the road, we were finally back in the Fitzgerald Field House for another home meet on Feb. 21 against NC State. This was our annual pink meet for breast cancer and we successfully raised $1,900 for the Susan G. Koman Foundation. Maybe it was the excitement of the fundraiser or maybe it was the continuation of what has been a building season, but we also scored our highest mark yet with a 195.050! We had multiple people tie their career highs and Brit Harris set three new career highs including the all-around. Although we fell short of winning, we gained huge momentum to move into the next meet.

On Feb. 28 the Panthers were at NC State to compete along with Maryland and William & Mary. Each meet continues to get better and once again we broke our highest team total with a 195.075 which was enough to land us in second place overall! On top of a great team score, four Panthers broke their career high scores! Nicole Pearson reached a 9.75 on floor and a 9.725 on bars; Kori Macdonald finally broke into a 9.8 on vault; Jacqueline Lucci broke a 9.8 on bars; and Brit Harris also scored a 9.8 on floor. It was a job well done by the entire team.

The passion and desire to do our best has not at all faded throughout this long season. Each meet we reach new heights and raise the expectations for ourselves. With just two meets left before EAGL Championships, we will be pushing harder than ever to get every half tenth that has been left out on the floor. Our next meet is at home in the Fitzgerald Field House on Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m.! Join us as we show our grit and grind when we compete against North Carolina and Maryland. Hope to see you there Panther fans!

Hail to Pitt!

Panther Pause -- Lindsay Offutt

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