MT gymnasts 5th at 9th team meet


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Abby Arledge begins her routine with a glide kip mount.


Grace Rolfe displays her toe scale to the judge during her routine.


The Miami Trace gymnastics team recently placed fifth out of nine teams at the Warhawk Invitational in Worthington.

Sheridan won the meet with a 130.1 score.

Upper Arlington was second with 129.4 points, followed by Thomas Worthington, 125.9, Grove City, 125.6 and Miami Trace, 119.15.

Rounding out the field were Delaware Hayes, 119.15, Big Walnut, 118, Buckeye Valley, 106 and Westerville Central, 101.5.

Two of the Miami Trace gymnasts stood at the top of the placings in the all-around event.

Devan Thomas competed on all four Olympic events, finishing with a 32.0 combined score, good enough for 8th place of 24 competitors in the all-around.

Teammate, Abby Arledge stood just in front of her friend and teammate in 6th place with a 32.5 score.

The two Panther gymnasts led their team on each of the events and placed in the meet individually on three of the four events.

Devan Thomas was fifth on vault with an 8.2; 10th on uneven bars with a 7.7 and 10th on balance beam with an 8.05.

Abby Arledge placed third on vault, 8.3; eighth on uneven bars, 7.85 and ninth on balance beam with an 8.1.

Grace Rolfe was sixth on vault with an 8.15; Morgan Eggleton was ninth on vault with a 7.9.

“I am very proud of all the girls tonight,” Miami Trace head coach Susan Holloway said. “Each one stepped up her performance.

“We only had one fall off of the balance beam and it came on a new skill that was being debuted,” Holloway said. “I am definitely okay with that. The fact that our girls are placing in the upper end at these meets as freshmen, and against 60-plus competitors, really speaks volumes of the talent we have this year.”

Abby Arledge begins her routine with a glide kip mount.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/01/web1_Abby-Arledge-glide-kip.jpgAbby Arledge begins her routine with a glide kip mount.

Grace Rolfe displays her toe scale to the judge during her routine.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/01/web1_Grace-Rolfe-toe-scale.jpgGrace Rolfe displays her toe scale to the judge during her routine.

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