Gymnasts compete at Central District tourney


MT places 17th

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The Miami Trace gymnastics team (with members from Greeneview and Washington High Schools) poses prior to processional of gymnasts at the District meet Feb. 22, 2020. (front, l-r); Lizzy Valentine (Greeneview) Abby Rose (Washington); (back, l-r); head coach Susan Holloway, McKinley Kelley, Averey Cockerill, Grace Rolfe, Kandice Mathews, Milana Maceoce, Devan Thomas and assistant coach Chasity Thomas.

The Miami Trace gymnastics team (with members from Greeneview and Washington High Schools) poses prior to processional of gymnasts at the District meet Feb. 22, 2020. (front, l-r); Lizzy Valentine (Greeneview) Abby Rose (Washington); (back, l-r); head coach Susan Holloway, McKinley Kelley, Averey Cockerill, Grace Rolfe, Kandice Mathews, Milana Maceoce, Devan Thomas and assistant coach Chasity Thomas.


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Miami Trace’s Devan Thomas receives a 4-year All Academic Award in the State.


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Washington High School’s Abby Rose receives Sportsmanship Award from the Coaches Association.


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Miami Trace’s Kandice Mathews poses on balance beam.


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Devan Thomas is poised to salute her high school career at the District competition.


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Devan Thomas flipping through the air twisting a layout salto on floor exercise.


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Lizzy Valentine is airborne, flying forward in a front layout.


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Of the 132 schools registered in the state having gymnastic programs, 23 compete in the Central District.

One of those is Fayette County’s own Miami Trace High School. The local team participated in the post season tourney Saturday, Feb. 22.

The Panther tumblers achieved a 121.3 team score placing them 17th in this highly-competitive event.

Miami Trace freshman McKinley Kelley earned her own personal best mark on balance beam, improving her individual season score on the event to 7.725.

Washington Blue Lion freshman Abby Rose gained her own new high mark on floor exercise: 7.55.

With 153 gymnasts competing on the vault, the following local gymnasts placed in the top one-half of the field:

Devan Thomas placed 50th, (7.9); Lizzy Valentine, (Greeneview) 59th, (7.875); Grace Rolfe 64th, (7.825); Abby Rose, (Washington) 68th, (7.8).

148 gymnasts competed on uneven bars.

Devan Thomas again placed 50th with a 7.825 score.

Balance beam saw 153 competitors with Lizzy Valentine placing 60th with an 8.1 score. Kandice Mathews was 74th (7.85).

There were 153 athletes competing on floor exercise.

Lizzy Valentine was 49th (8.45) and Devan Thomas placed 57th (8.425).

Senior Devan Thomas earned a placing of 51st out of 109 in the All-Around competition to conclude her high school career.

The Miami Trace gymnastics team (with members from Greeneview and Washington High Schools) poses prior to processional of gymnasts at the District meet Feb. 22, 2020. (front, l-r); Lizzy Valentine (Greeneview) Abby Rose (Washington); (back, l-r); head coach Susan Holloway, McKinley Kelley, Averey Cockerill, Grace Rolfe, Kandice Mathews, Milana Maceoce, Devan Thomas and assistant coach Chasity Thomas.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/03/web1_MT-gymnastics-team-pic-from-Districts.jpgThe Miami Trace gymnastics team (with members from Greeneview and Washington High Schools) poses prior to processional of gymnasts at the District meet Feb. 22, 2020. (front, l-r); Lizzy Valentine (Greeneview) Abby Rose (Washington); (back, l-r); head coach Susan Holloway, McKinley Kelley, Averey Cockerill, Grace Rolfe, Kandice Mathews, Milana Maceoce, Devan Thomas and assistant coach Chasity Thomas. Courtesy photos

Miami Trace’s Devan Thomas receives a 4-year All Academic Award in the State.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/03/web1_Devan-Thomas-4-year-academic-award.jpgMiami Trace’s Devan Thomas receives a 4-year All Academic Award in the State. Courtesy photos

Washington High School’s Abby Rose receives Sportsmanship Award from the Coaches Association.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/03/web1_Abby-Rose-take-2.jpgWashington High School’s Abby Rose receives Sportsmanship Award from the Coaches Association. Courtesy photos

Miami Trace’s Kandice Mathews poses on balance beam.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/03/web1_Kandice-Mathews-balance-beam.jpgMiami Trace’s Kandice Mathews poses on balance beam. Courtesy photos

Devan Thomas is poised to salute her high school career at the District competition.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/03/web1_Devan-Thomas-on-balance-beam.jpgDevan Thomas is poised to salute her high school career at the District competition. Courtesy photos

Devan Thomas flipping through the air twisting a layout salto on floor exercise.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/03/web1_Devan-Thomas-floor-exercise.jpgDevan Thomas flipping through the air twisting a layout salto on floor exercise. Courtesy photos

Lizzy Valentine is airborne, flying forward in a front layout.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/03/web1_Lizzy-Valentine-floor-exercise.jpgLizzy Valentine is airborne, flying forward in a front layout. Courtesy photos
MT places 17th

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