High Marks & New Highs for Silver Gymnasts
Feb. 22 — Multiple Silver gymnasts earned marks above a 9.40 to set new season-high event scores. Two athletes in Liliana Melvin and Zoe Gathright posted all-around totals above the 37.0 mark.
In route to Melvin’s 37.50 total, she posted a big 9.650 on the bars earning eighth-place on the event. In addition to a season-best score on the bars, Melvin also set new highs on beam (9.30) and floor (9.150). Gathright also achieved a 9.60 mark, hers on the floor. She also posted a pair of 9.350s on bars and beam and totaled a 37.050 in the all-around – each of those scores representing season-highs.
Journee Pirtle returned from injury to post another 9.60 score for the team—hers on the bars and good for second in her division. Also coming in strong on the bars was Katelynn Collingwood (9.550), Katelyn Dospital (9.50), Alexis Fleming and Rowan Pearson (9.450), and Gabby Walker (9.40).
On the floor, Morgan Kruetzer earned a mark of 9.450 while Ella Hudson and Walker posted a pair of 9.40s. Hudson earned a fourth-place finish on the event.
The Silver team will wrap up their season at the Indiana Xcel State Championships in late March.