LHS gymnastics to take floor at state meet this weekend


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The gymnastics team is looking forward to their state meet this weekend. “We have a very talented team this year,” senior Jill McIntyre said. “Everyone has worked very hard from the first day of practice until the end.”

Allie Marsh, Reporter

For this weekend’s state competition, the gymnastics team will not only have to balance on the beam, but also balance the pressure of maintaining their 23-2 record. The team of 16 will be competing in four events: vault, beam, floor, and bars.

Senior Jill McIntyre is very proud of the effort everyone on the team has put in this season.

“We have a very talented team this year,” McIntyre said. “Everyone has worked very hard from the first day of practice until the end.”

But it hasn’t always been easy.  According to junior Taylor Mackenzie, the team has improved a great deal over the past few years, which is another source of pride for these gymnasts.

“Coming up to the high school, we had girls who had minimal skills, and now we’ve progressed to girls who have the required skills and then some,” Mackenzie said. “This year especially has been a huge improvement. At our first meet, we scored a total of 130. That’s the highest score the team has seen in years.”

The girls having been working hard in practice and not only making themselves better but making the team better and stronger as one.

 “Everyone has put in 110 percent into practices and meets throughout this season,” sophomore Tyla Kelley said. “Every member of the team is always supportive and energetic, which makes our meets a lot more enjoyable.” 

Mackenzie believes so strongly in her team that she feels very confident the team has a good chance of winning states.

“With hard work, dedication, and a well put together team, we will bring our all and let the gymnastics do the talking,” Mackenzie said. “I am proud to be on this team and am proud to be surrounded with all the talent we have.”Schedule


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