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Panthers Head to EAGL Championships on Saturday




March 20, 2014

PITTSBURGH -

Meet Notes

The Pitt gymnastics team travels to the University of New Hampshire on Saturday for the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championships at 2 p.m. at Lundholm Gym.

“This one day in March has been a season long goal,” said head coach Debbie Yohman. “The team has done a great job preparing and I believe we are ready to have a great meet — they believe it too! We’ve progressed throughout the year in the right direction, and right now they look confident and in good shape to put a quality performance out on the floor. When you think about where we were in December, we did not even have full line-ups for the Blue-Gold meet. I am so proud of these girls. Here we go!”

Pitt enters the league championship meet with bumps and bruises, but standing tall after recording its top score of the season last weekend — and their fourth-best score in school history. In a tri-meet win over Kent State and Centenary, Pitt scored a 196.125.

The EAGL Championship meet will feature the Panthers, George Washington, Maryland, New Hampshire, UNC, NC State, Rutgers and Towson. The Panthers held the lead in last year’s meet until the final rotation but ended up finishing third with a 194.875. Pitt’s highest finish at the EAGL Championships is a second place finish in 2000 when they scored a 195.275. Additionally, Pitt’s highest-ever score at the EAGL Championships was a 196.050 in 2004, which placed the Panthers in fourth.

Fans will be able to watch the event live for free on UNHWildcats.tv.