Girls, boys gymnastics take on state meet

Girls

The Lady Raider Gymnastics team just finished an outstanding season, placing first at district and regionals, qualifying them for the state meet where they placed third.

With the whole team qualifying, there were certain individuals who did outstandingly well.

In fact, junior Kyleigh Prather finished first at state in all around and following behind her in 13th was senior Alexis Martin.

Prather placed top 11 in all events during the compulsory part of the meet and top 6 in all events during the optional part. Thus meaning she did exceptionally well.

Her fellow teammate also placed high in all events as well. Martin finished top 13th in compulsory and top 31st in optional.

Many of the other girls on the team placed well in certain events to contribute to their outstanding team score of a 116.500 for Meet 1 and a 112.950 in Meet 2.

“We worked really hard everyday in practice” many of the girls said, “It definitely paid off.”

—Sophie Rodgers

Boys

The men’s gymnastics team did not make state but many individuals on the team did. These individuals include Dakota Burnett for vault, Isaiah Bushman for floor, and Adam Tice for all around.

Burnett, a sophomore, qualified for vault in his regional meet. The day of compulsory he scored a 9.9 and the day of optional he scored an 8.8. This gave him a total score of 18.7 putting him 27th out of 94 contestants.

Bushman, a sophomore, qualified for floor during regionals. The day of compulsory he scored a 9.00 and the day of optional he scored a 9.05. This gave him a combined score of 18.05 putting 38th out of 89 contestants.

Junior Adam Tice was the only L.D. Bell gymnast to qualify for all around. He placed 21st on floor, 53rd in pommel horse, 39th on rings, 33rd on vault, 36th on parallel bar, 21st on horizontal bar, and 20th all around out of 167 contestants.

Having no seniors on the team, there is huge potential for this team in the future.

—Christian Pineda

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