RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2012) - The William and Mary women's gymnastics team earned its best score of the season and placed fourth at a quad meet hosted by 19th-ranked North Carolina State on Friday evening. N.C. State won the meet title with a 196.675 and was followed by Kent State (194.450), Towson (193.925) and W&M (192.400).
In addition to posting its best score of the season, W&M also established season highs on bars (48.725) and floor (48.650). The bars score was the eighth-best mark in school history.
Senior Kristin Milardo highlighted the Tribe's individual performances and recorded a career high in all-around for the second-consecutive week (38.975). The impressive score ranks tied for the third-best mark in school history.
W&M opened the meet on beam and was led by Milardo's team-best 9.650. Freshman Brandy Stover's 9.625 and sophomore Katie Durst's career-high 9.575 also contributed to the squad's team total of 46.875.
The College placed second as a team on floor en route to registering a season-high 48.650. Led by Milardo and freshman Maggie Lundeen's pair of 9.800s, four Tribe gymnasts established or equaled career bests in the event. Freshman Stacia Ruse and sophomore Larson Lasek were among that group and earned a 9.725 and a 9.700, respectively.
Milardo led the Tribe on vault by equaling a career high (9.800) and helped the team post a 48.150. Ruse also came up big with a career-best 9.650, while Durst and sophomore Jessica Pritchard recorded a pair of 9.575s.
W&M closed the meet with an excellent performance on bars and posted the eighth-best total in school history in the event (48.725). Ruse and Pritchard tallied career highs with a pair of 9.775s, while Milardo, Lundeen and Lasek all registered 9.725s.
Although Milardo was W&M's top all-around performer with a 38.975, Pritchard (38.125), Ruse (38.025) and Lasek (36.975) also competed in all four events.
The Tribe will return to action next Friday when it competes in a quad meet hosted by Towson.