Having concluded the regular season last Sunday, the NC State gymnastics team looks to the postseason with the EAGL Championships coming up this Saturday in Durham, New Hampshire. All six teams in the EAGL conference compete in this championship meet.
The team is coming off a third-place finish in a quad-meet that featured three other top 30 teams: West Virginia, Penn State and Ohio State. The Wolfpack is currently ranked No. 27 in the country.
Senior Caitlyn Fillard has been a top performer all year in the all-around competition for the Pack. In its 12 meets, Fillard has been the top all-around scorer in seven of these meets for the Wolfpack. The past three meets, she has scored 39.000 or better in the all-around.
The Pack has had stellar performances from senior Drew Grantham lately on vault, as she has had the highest score for the Wolfpack in that event the past five meets. Grantham, and Fillard have been the two main all-around performers for the Pack this season.
The toughest competition the Pack will have in this meet comes from the New Hampshire Wildcats. The Pack leads the EAGL conference with an average total score of 195.342. The Wildcats are the only other team close to the Pack in this conference, with an average score of 195.100.
Last year, the Pack won the EAGL Championship for the first time since 2013, and this year it's looking to repeat for the first time since 1999-2000.
The 2019 EAGL Championship will begin this Saturday at 2 p.m. and is hosted by the University of New Hampshire.