Gymnastics Team competes at Hilliard Davidson

The gymnasts woke up dark and early on the cold December 16th. They drove two hours to Hilliard Davidson where they would compete against 15 other teams at the Hilliard Invitational. The Spartans were off to a strong start on floor were Olivia Meagher, Serra Tuzun, and Lena Bercz, who won eighth place on floor, strutted their stuff and flipped high.

Next, they traveled to the vault apparatus. Lena Bercz, Gretchen Watkins, Serra Tuzun and Tiffany Russell were all flying high off the vault. Scoring the Spartans well deserved points.

Their third event was bars. Bars have been difficult for them in the past but this year they really stepped their game up. Olivia Meagher, Tiffany Russell, Gretchen Watkins and Lena Bercz all left their heart and soul on the bars. Lena scored in sixth place on bars.

Finally, the Spartans just had to dominate the balance beam apparatus. Serra Tuzun, Amber Russell, Gretchen Watkins and Lena Bercz all stuck their routines. Out of the six girls that competed there was only one fall! Gretchen and Lena tied for sixth place on the balance beam.

The Spartans came in fifth place out of sixteen. They had a team score that was nine points higher than the year before! Lena Bercz earned sixth place on All Around. Overall, it was a great meet and cannot wait to see what the Gymnastics team has up their sleeves for us!

By: Maria Bushman

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