The Gymnastics team kicked off their season with a quad meet held on Tuesday December 8th against Oak Hills, Seven Hills and Cincinnati County Day.

Sophomore Gretchen Watkins competed all around for her high school debut. Freshman Maria Bushman competed in her first high school meet on 3 events.

The team began the meet on vault. Katie Lambert, Gretchen Watkins, Brittany Gardner, Maria Bushman, Kandice Williams and Emily Swertfeger competed this event.

On the uneven bars, the competitors were Kandice Williams, Brittany Gardner, Haley Witherell, Katie Lambert and Gretchen Watkins. Senior Haley W. scored an 8.2 to place 2nd in this event.

Beam was the highlight with only one fall from the 6 routines competed-- which this early in the season is quite an accomplishment and might be a record. The 6 competitors were Maria Bushman, Kandice Williams, Polina Elagin, Emily Swertfeger, Gretchen Watkins and Haley Witherell. Senior Haley W. won the event with a 9.15 and Sophomore Gretchen Watkins finished 3rd with an 8.9. Senior Emily Swertfeger and Junior Polina Elagin had career high scores to add to the team total.

Floor was the last event. Kandice Williams, Hailey Beisweinger, Polina Elagin, Maria Bushman, Brittany Gardner, Katie Lambert and Gretchen Watkins competed. Floor Junior Brittany Gardner won the event with a 9.0, which is a career high score. She was followed by Junior Katie Lambert with an 8.8 for a second place finish.

Turpin finished in second place by a small margin to Oak Hills. A good start to their season. The next meet is January 9th at Cincinnati Country Day.

The SouthWest Individual Meet was held at Miamisburg High School on Sunday. No they are not swimming but doing the regular gymnastics events. There is no team score kept , as this is an opportunity for the ladies to get in another shot to reach their personal goals.

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On Friday night preceding the boys varsity basketball game the senior gymnasts were recognized. Lauren Hoyt and Angel Spanos have both been 4 year varsity gymnasts. Lauren competes in all four events while Angel specializes on beam.

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Hailey Beiswanger
Maria Bushman
Polina Elagin
Brittany Gardner
Katie Lambert
Geena Marcon
Caitlin McGrath
Olivia Meagher
Leah Roodhouse
Amber Russell
Kate Seibert
Serra Tuzun
Gretchen Watkins

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 Event
Dec. 17 Hilliard Invitational
Jan. 8 Oak Hills Invitational
Jan. 14 Forest Hills Flip Fest
Jan. 16 Troy Invitational
Jan. 21 Worthington Invitational
Jan. 25 Seven Hills Quad
Feb. 4 Springfield Invitational
Feb. 12 SWIM Meet
Feb. 18 Miamisburg
Feb. 25 Districts
Mar. 3 State Meet
Mar. 4 State Meet