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State Team Gymnastics

Kilbourne leads area teams at state team championships

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Dublin Coffman coach Julie Kayser hugs Nicole Fusco following her beam routine at the state team championships March 1 at Hilliard Bradley. Fusco recorded 8.725 on beam.

The Worthington Kilbourne High School gymnastics team led central Ohio’s three teams at the state team championships March 1 at Hilliard Bradley.

Despite a rough start on bars, in which the Wolves recorded a 32.800, they finished sixth (137.525) of 12 teams. Brecksville-Broadview Heights captured its 10th consecutive title with 148.325.

Dublin Coffman was eighth (136.725) and Thomas Worthington placed 10th (133.950).

“It’s really exciting to get to state as a senior,” Kilbourne’s Selena Fushimi-Karns said. “It wasn’t our highest score, but I thought we did really well. We had a good time and I’m really happy.”

Kilbourne’s best scores came on floor exercise (35.075) and balance beam (34.850). Fushimi-Karns recorded an 8.95 on floor.

Sophomore Allie Guist had the Wolves’ best score on vault (8.975), junior Celeste Fushimi-Karns had the best score on bars (8.475) and junior Jaclyn Turner led on beam (9.05).

Coffman’s best scores were on vault (34.550) and beam (34.050). Junior Claire Edwards had the Shamrocks’ best score on vault (8.85), freshman Shannon Downie led on bars (8.875), Downie and sophomore Nicole Fusco each recorded 8.725 on beam and senior Meigan Way led on floor (8.925).

“We nailed our vault and had some of our best vaults of the season,” Coffman coach Julie Kayser said.

Thomas Worthington’s best scores were on floor (35.075) and beam (34.575). Junior Leah Carloni led on vault (8.825), bars (9.15) and beam (9.15) and senior Anna Glover had the best score on floor (8.975).

It marked the Cardinals’ fourth consecutive state appearance.