The N.C. State gymnastics team captured its first road meet of the season, a 196.175-193.275 victory over Texas Woman’s University Sunday afternoon.
The Wolfpack’s score marks a team season-high and the highest score any N.C. State squad has posted in the first away meet of a season in program history. The performance also marks the 13th-highest overall team score in program history.
The Wolfpack claimed first through third place on vault to take a team score of 49.150. Brittni Watkins won the event with a 9.925, followed by freshman Chelsea Knight with a 9.900 and Amanda Fillard and Lane Jarred each with a score of 9.800 to tie for third.
Watkins also won floor with a score of 9.900, while Jarred finished fourth with a 9.800. As a team, N.C. State earned a score 48.800.
Duke: The No. 4 women defeated No. 54 Memphis 4-0 in Durham to advance to to defend their 2014 ITA Division I National women’s Team Indoor Championship title.
North Carolina: In a showdown that featured five three-set singles matches, the No. 7 men’s team defeated No. 38 Virginia Tech 4-1 in one of the nation’s 15 ITA Kick-Off Championships on Saturday. With the win, the Tar Heels move to 6-0 and clinch a berth to the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, which will be held Feb. 13-16 at Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago.
Sophomore Jack Murray led the gritty Carolina effort by providing a doubles point-clinching ace and then securing UNC’s 4-1 victory with a 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-3 singles win on court five.
Swimming and diving
East Carolina: Men’s and women’s teams each improved to 5-1 this season as the Pirates swept a dual meet from Maryland-Baltimore County on Saturday. The men posted a 154-145 victory with a win in the final event of the meet. The ladies cruised to a 188-112 triumph.
Track and field
N.C. State: In the women’s unseeded 60 meters, freshman Imari McLean set a new season high with a first-place finish of 7.79 at the Bob Pollock Invitational at Clemson.
Duke: The ninth-ranked men wrapped up the Philadelphia Invitational on Sunday with a 4-1 record.
Mount Olive: The University of Mount Olive’s Baseball team was picked preseason No. 1 in Conference Carolinas coaches poll.
Mount Olive returns two All-Conference Carolinas Baseball players to the 2014 Conference Carolinas Championship and NCAA Southeast Regional Participant squad this year.
Trojan coach Carl Lancaster was named the 2014 Conference Carolinas Baseball Coach of the Year last season.