WORTHINGTON — Findlay High’s gymnastics team wasn’t at peak performance on Saturday, but the Trojans still finished third in a strong field at the Wolfpack Invitational held at Worthington Kilbourne High School.
“It was our toughest meet so far and we had our worst meet so far,” said FHS coach Traci Dunn. “Three of our six kids fell during the floor routine, which is really unusual. We just seemed really flat.”
Despite a slip here and a fall there, Findlay posted a 137.025 total and finished third behind Dublin Coffman (139.425), which was eighth in last year’s state meet, and Worthington Kilbourne (138.2), which was sixth at state. Placing that well when not at 100 percent speaks well for a Findlay High team that will be looking to lock up a Three Rivers Athletic Conference championship on Feb. 8 and a district title two weeks after that.
“The timing is perfect for getting healthy and fine-tuning things,” Dunn said.
Cassidy Pruitt, a freshman, placed in all four events and was sixth in the final all-around standings. Pruitt was fourth on floor (9.025), sixth on vault (8.7), eighth on uneven bars (8.35) and ninth on balance beam (8.52) for her 34.6 all-around total.
Junior Tori Cox, one of five returning state qualifiers for the Trojans, was third on bars (8.65), fifth on beam (8.85) and seventh all-around (34.25).
Leah Thomas, a sophomore, posted Findlay’s top individual finish by placing second on bars with a score of 8.7. Maranda Butler was fourth on vault (8.9) and tenth on bars (8.25).
WORTHINGTON WOLFPACK INVITATIONAL
TEAM STANDINGS — 1, Dublin Coffman 139.425. 2, Worthington Kilbourne 138.2. 3, Findlay137.025. 4, Oregon Clay 134.55. 5, Grove City133.075. 6, Westerville Central 130.7. 7, Dublin Jerome 126.875. 8, Olentangy Liberty 124.6. 9, Delaware Hayes 111.9. 10, Cols. St. Francis DeSales 108.45.