Gymnastic Forest Hills Flip Fest January 14 2017

Gretchen Watkins Tsuk Vault

The Girls Gymnastics continue deliver good news with their team score climbing 2 points higher at the Forest Hills Flip Fest on January 14th. The other schools competing with Turpin were Lakota East, Lakota West, Alter, Defiance, Worthington Kilbourne, Miami Trace and Magnificat high schools.

The team began the meet on vault with Maria Bushman, Olivia Meagher, Serra Tuzun, Amber Russell, Katie Lambert, Brittany Gardner, Polina Elagin and Gretchen Watkins competing. Junior Gretchen Watkins placed 10th with a score of 9.0 where she did a tsuk vault and stuck her landing.

The team rotated to bars with Olivia Meagher, Serra Tuzun, Amber Russell, Gretchen Watkins, Brittany Gardner and Katie Lambert competing. Gretchen finished in 9th place.

The next event was the balance beam with Gretchen Watkins and Polina Elagin leading the team and were joined by Serra Tuzun, Olivia Meagher, Amber Russell, Maria Bushman, and Geena Marcon.

The final event was the floor and competing this event was Olivia Meagher, Serra Tuzun, Amber Russell Maria Bushman, Gretchen Watkins, Kate Seibert, Geena Marcon, Hailey Beiswanger, Brittany Gardner, Polina Elagin and Katie Lambert. Senior Katie Lambert led the Spartans with a 10th place finish, closely followed by Brittany Gardner, Amber Russell and Gretchen Watkins.

Gretchen Watkins competed all-around for first time this season and finished in 7th place with a 33.85. Amber Russell also competed all-around and had a season high score. Serra Tuzun and Olivia Meagher competed all-around for first time this season.

Go Turpin!

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Coach Gail Maundrell

maundrellGail Maundrell has coached the Turpin Spartans gymnastics team for more than 30 years. She is one of the most well-respected coaches in the area, and retired from teaching at Turpin several years ago.

Assistant Coach Brooke Bostelman was a state qualifier in high school, and was on Miami University's club team. She teaches second grade at Mercer Elementary.

Volunteer coach Victoria Oakley competed all-around for Turpin for three seasons (2007-2010). She is currently employed as a school social worker for Western Hills University High School.

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Gymnastics Roster

Maria Bushman Junior

Olivia Meagher Sophomore

Amber Russell Sophomore

Ally Mayne Sophomore

Leah Roodhouse Sophomore

Serra Tuzun Sophomore

Sydney Nolan Sophomore

Sarah Driscoll Freshman

Delilah Folk Freshman

Gretchen Watkins Senior

Janna TerHorst Senior

Kate Murphy Senior

Lena Bercz Senior

Megan Molloy Senior

Tiffany Russell Senior

Gymnastics Schedule

Date Opponent
Dec. 16 at Hilliard Invitational
Jan. 07 at Oak Hills Invitational
Jan. 15 at Northmont Invitational
Jan. 20 at Centerville Invitational
Jan. 27 at Anderson Invitational
Jan. 31 at Seven Hills Meet
Feb. 4 Home Quad Meet*
Feb. 11 at Miamisburg Invitational
Feb. 17 at Miamisburg Cin Champ
Feb. 24 at Districts

 

*Home meet starts at 2pm at Gymnastic Central, 8485 Broadwell Rd,  Cincinnati 45244 in Newtown. Teams include Beavercreek, Centerville, and Cincinnati Country Day.