Girls Gymnastics competes at Hilliard Invitational

 The Darby girls gymnastics team brought their A game to this year’s 19th annual Hilliard Gymnastics Invitational. On Saturday, December 16th, 16 teams from all around central Ohio gathered to compete at Hilliard Davidson High School. Darby was able to take second place at the meet, beating out schools such as Hilliard Bradley and Davidson, as well as Dublin Jerome and Koffman, Upper Arlington, and Worthington Kilbourne.

    The Darby gymnastics team started off their season strong with their first two meets on December 6th and 11th, earning 4th and 1st place, respectively. Their success continued at the Hilliard Invitational this past Saturday, where they placed second to Tri Valley.

  The team was lead by Senior, Chloe Shook, scoring 34.975 points all around and placing in the top five overall in balance beam, floor, and uneven bars. Shook was also voted gymnast of the meet for the Invitational by her teammates.

    Some other gymnasts to look out for are freshmen Laurel Bonn, Jenna Hartwell, Kate Kline, and Bailey Miller. After seeing their performance, it is hard to believe that it is only their first year competing on the Darby Gymnastics team.

  Kate Kline has been doing gymnastics for eight years and excited to be part of the Hilliard Darby gymnastic team this year.

  “My favorite part about being on the Darby Gymnastics team is how we are all one big family and cheer and support each other,” Kline said, “I think the team did super well at staying positive at the meet. We got the highest team score in a while and I think that’s because we had the right mindset throughout the meet.”

    Kline is also looking forward to continue working hard with her team at meets and practices so they can have a successful season.

    To see the girls Gymnastics team in action, come to one of their upcoming home meets at Hilliard Davidson on January 5th and 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

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