The Spartans competed at District Championships on February 25th. They ended the season with a team high score of 125.75, an improvement of 8.3 points from their first meet of 117.45.
Kate Seibert won the Turpin sportsmanship award for the athlete who demonstrates extraordinary leadership and team spirit. Polina Elagin, Brittany Gardner and Katie Lambert were recognized as scholar athletes as seniors with a 3.7 GPA or higher. Polina Elagin, Brittany Gardner, Katie Lambert and Kate Seibert were recognized as Turpin’s four years seniors. Katie Lambert earned the recognition for the All-District team as she placed in the top 10 on any event at District Championships.
The Spartan began the competition on bars. The competitors for were Olivia Meagher, Amber Russell, Serra Tuzun, Brittany Gardner, Katie Lambert and Gretchen Watkins.
The Spartans rotated to the beam. The competitors were Amber Russell, Katie Lambert, Serra Tuzun, Olivia Meagher, Polina Elagin and Gretchen Watkins. Amber, Katie, Serra and Olivia completed their routines with no falls and Olivia had her season high score. A great way to end the season.
The Spartans move to the floor. This is the Spartans strongest event and they finished with a season high team score of 35.1. All of the start values of the routines were 9.7 or higher and two routines has a start value of 9.9. All competitors’ scores exceeded 8. Gretchen Watkins, Polina Elagin and Katie Lambert has a season high. The other Spartan competitors were Brittany Gardner, Olivia Meagher and Amber Russell.
The final event was vault. The Spartans that competed this event were Katie Lambert and Brittany Gardner, Gretchen Watkins, Amber Russell, Leah Roodhouse and Serra Tuzun.
The improvement by the girls was impressive; those fighting injuries were impressive in their comebacks. The six seniors will be in the next chapter of their lives and the remaining team will hopefully be ready for another great year in 2018.