Carolina Gymnastics vs. Florida Carmichael Arena • Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

North Carolina welcomed No. 3 Florida to Carmichael Arena Friday night for its first home dual meet of the 2017 season. The Gators proved worthy of their lofty ranking, posting a 197.325, while the youthful Tar Heels posted an encouraging 194.200. Carolina's revamped roster includes 12 newcomers and just five returning letterwinners.

A school-record 4,071 fans were in attendance Friday evening to watch the Gators and Tar Heels at Carmichael Arena.

Turner's Take on The two teams wore rainbow-themed #BETRUE t-shirts, and the Tar Heels tossed commemorative shirts to the crowd, many of whom were wearing rainbow 'NC' buttons. "It was awesome," Morgan Lane said of the night. "There's not a better word to encapsulate it all, but the amount of people that turned out was incredible. The #BETRUE campaign is really cool, just showing that we can love people, no matter if they're different from us or the same. We love every one. So it was really cool that this many people came out, and there as also much energy. It was so much fun."

North Carolina set season bests on the uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise.

Junior Morgan Lane scored a 39.200 in the all-around and was third on balance beam and floor exercise. “We made a big step forward over last weekend,” said UNC head coach Derek Galvin. “We saw what we need to work on, but it was great to have this kind of excitement. f they can bring the same kind of energy into practice and into the next few meets, this team is going to continue to grow.”

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