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.