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Archive for Wednesday, October 30, 2002

LHS gymnastics makes state; Firebirds’ Baxter qualifies

October 30, 2002

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— Lawrence High will take its entire team to state, and Free State High's Lacey Baxter will compete in the balance beam and floor exercise at the state gymnastics meet.

LHS placed third at its regional Tuesday at Blue Valley West with 101.80 points. Olathe East won the team title with 107.225, while Olathe South was second with 104.50. Free State was fourth with 98.55 points.

The top three teams and top six individuals in each event advance to state, which will be held Nov. 9 at Olathe South.

Lawrence's team members are: Molly Hoss, Melissa Bowers, Meredith West, Nicole Jones and Ellie Lloyd. Hoss paced the Lions with a fourth-place finish in the all-around (35.675 points), third-place showing on bars (9.05 points), and runner-up finishes on the beam (9.3) and floor (9.175).

Baxter was regional champion on the beam with 9.35 points and was fifth on floor exercise.

Class 6A Regional

Tuesday at Blue Valley West

Team scores: Olathe East 107.225, Olathe South 104.50, Lawrence 101.80, Free State 98.55, Olathe North 87.875.

LHS Results

Molly Hoss: Vault 8.15; Bars 9.05 (third); Beam 9.30 (second); Floor 9.175 (second); All-around 35.675 (fourth).

Melissa Bowers: Vault 8.15; Bars 7.625; Beam 7.0; Floor 8.15; All-Around 30.925.

Meredith West: Vault 7.95; Bars 8.175; Beam 8.75; Floor 8.75 (6th); All-Around 33.625 (10th)

Nicole Jones: Vault 7.75; Bars 7.6; Beam 8.30; Floor 8.425; All-Around 32.075 (11th)

Ellie Lloyd: Vault 7.85; Floor 7.50

Free State Results

Lacey Baxter: Vault 8.65 (seventh); Bars 8.25; Beam 9.35 (first); Floor 8.925 (fifth); All-Around 35.175 (seventh)

Kim Baker: Vault 7.45; Bars 7.525; Beam 8.20; Floor 7.80; All-Around 30.975

Jaime Hornbaker: Vault 7.7; Bars 7.575; Beam 8.15; Floor 7.05; All-Around 30.475

Cambry McNabb: Vault 8.25; Bars 7.625; Beam 6.40

Karen Kroge: Vault 7.95; Bars 7.20; Floor 7.55

Jessica Tubbs: Beam 7.25; Floor 7.825

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