SHS Gymnastics plays through injuries |

SHS Gymnastics plays through injuries

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Competing against two 5A schools and short handed due to injuries, the Summit High School gymnastics team had a solid showing at a tri-meet at Standley Lake High School.

“I think that it is a good place to start for us,” head coach Lauren Wright said of the team’s season-opening event. “We held our own pretty well.”

The Tigers finished third with a respectable score of 150.25. Standley Lake won the meet with a 160.05, and Chatfield finished second at 151.05.

“It was a bummer with the last minute injuries,” Wright said, “but the girls really competed hard.”

A highlight for the Tigers, Wright said, was that all of the girls took some new, more challenging skills into competition for the first time ever.

Senior Karinne Bergman provided a standout performance for Summit with an impressive beam routine, Wright said.

“She really nailed that routine,” Wirght said of Bergman. “The scores she got didn’t reflect it at all, though. She had a high start value and didn’t fall. She really did very well, though.”

Also coming up big for the Tigers was sophomore Jordan Smith. She completed a handspring with a full twist to finish third overall in the meet for the vault, the highest finish among Summit competitors.

Anne DeJullio stepped up to varsity competition because of injuries Thursday, and her impressive routine on the beam outscored all of her Tiger teammates.

“Overall, the best thing about (Thursday) was that everyone had such a great, positive attitude while they competed,” Wright said. “It wasn’t our best, but every one had fun.”

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