Prep gymnastics: FHS wins district championship

 

FINDLAY HIGH SCHOOL’S Maranda Butler competes on the bars during Friday’s Northwest District gymnastics championships at Anderson Arena. Butler qualified for state in the vault as an individual and the Trojans advanced to the OHSAA state meet as a team by winning the district title. (Photo by Kent Tarbox)

FINDLAY HIGH SCHOOL’S Maranda Butler competes on the bars during Friday’s Northwest District gymnastics championships at Anderson Arena. Butler qualified for state in the vault as an individual and the Trojans advanced to the OHSAA state meet as a team by winning the district title. (Photo by Kent Tarbox)

BOWLING GREEN — Findlay High School’s gymnastics team didn’t win the little prizes but they brought home the biggest prize of all — a district championship.
Tori Cox qualified for state in two individual events and the all-around competition as the Trojans rolled to the team title at the Northwest District gymnastics championships at Anderson Arena on Friday.
Findlay racked up 140.25 points to top runner-up Springfield (138.45) for the team championship. Patrick Henry finished 10th among the 20 schools with 124.875 points.
The top two teams and top six individuals in each event and the all-around competition qualified for next week’s OHSAA state gymnastics championships at Hilliard Bradley High School.
“It wasn’t our best day but winning districts and going to state never gets old,” said Findlay High School gymnastics coach Traci Dunn.
“There’s definitely room for improvement but now we’ll get to work and try and beat Dublin Coffman and Worthington Kilbourne that beat us earlier in the year.”
It a big all-around day for Cox.
She was second on the floor exercise with a 9.275, third on bars with an 8.95 and third in the all-around competition (35.55) to advance to the state individual championship for the Trojans.
Findlay will have two other gymnasts in the individual competition at state as Maranda Butler was third in the vault (9.1) and Cassidy Pruitt placed fourth on bars (8.775).

TEAM STANDINGS
1, Findlay 140.25. 2, Springfield 138.45. 3, Oregon Clay 137.95. 4, Tinora 131.85. 5, Toledo Notre Dame 130.275. 6, Maumee 129.525. 7, Anthony Wayne 129.25. 8, Toledo St. Ursula 127.6. 9, Sylvania Southview 125.35. 10, Patrick Henry 124.875. 11, Sylvania Northview 124.4. 12, Toledo Whitmer 120.45. 13, Perrysburg 118.925. 14, Toledo Central Catholic 91.65. 15, Napoleon 88.975. 16, LIberty Center 65.325. 17, Defiance 62.95. 18, Marion Harding 36.25. 19, Ottawa Hills 32.425. 20, Toledo Bowsher 27.55.

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