4th Place finish at City Championships

The Spartans participated in the Cincinnati City Championships on Saturday February 18th at Miamisburg High Scholl. They finished in 4rd place behind Anderson, Lakota East and Oak Hills.


The team began the competition on the bars. It was a slow start with Gretchen Watkins, Brittany Gardner, Katie Lambert and Olivia Meagher contributing to the team score. Other Spartans competing were Maria Bushman and Serra Tuzun.

The team rotated to the beam. Gretchen Watkins led the Spartans with a 4th place finish. Polina Elagin has a strong performance with an 8th place finish. The other Spartans who competed this event were Katie Lambert, Serra Tuzun, Olivia Meagher and Maria Bushman.

The team rotated to floor which continues to be the top event for the team. Katie Lambert finished in 4th place, Brittany finished in 7th place and Gretchen Watkins finished in 9th place. Other Spartan competitors were Polina Elagin, Olivia Meagher and Maria Bushman.

The Spartans rotated to the vault. Gretchen Watkins had a 4th place finish. Katie Lambert placed 7th, Brittany placed 10th and Serra Tuzun placed 11th. Other Spartans that competed this event were Maria Bushman and Leah Roodhouse.

Gretchen Watkins placed 7th in the all-around. Katie Lambert and Maria Bushman compete for the first on all four events for the all-around.

The Spartans will be back in action at Districts on Saturday February 25th at Lakota East.

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.

Assistant Coach Kelly McCollum is a 2006 graduate of Turpin and competed for Ball State. She holds record at Turpin in vault, bars, floor and all around.

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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. 11 at Miamisburg Invitational
Feb. 17 at Miamisburg Cin Champ
Feb. 24 at Districts