Central Ohio showed itself well in the floor exercise competition during the state individual gymnastics meet March 7 at Hilliard Bradley.

Central Ohio showed itself well in the floor exercise competition during the state individual gymnastics meet March 7 at Hilliard Bradley.

Hilliard Bradley High School senior Ally Duckworth scored a 9.2 in the event to place third and Dublin Coffman's Grace Powell placed fourth (9.175).

The top six competitors in each event and the all-around reached the state podium and the top 10 in each event and the all-around received all-state honors.

"I'm a senior and it was my last routine ever, so it was just fun," said Duckworth, a three-time state qualifier.

Powell also earned all-state honors on balance beam by tying for 10th with an 8.95. Her teammate, freshman Bethany Hurt, achieved the same feat in the event by scoring a 9.0 to tie Grove City's Jenny Seibert for eighth.

"I had no idea," Coffman coach Julie Kayser said after finding out Powell had placed fourth. "It's great having both her and Bethany make all-state."

Worthington Kilbourne's Kayla Rice turned in the top score in the all-around among area competitors, placing 15th with a 35.35. Brecksville-Broadview Heights junior Alecia Farina scored 38.225 to capture her third consecutive title.

Also competing in the all-around were Powell (16th, 35.275), Kilbourne's Allie Guist (17th, 35.175), Grove City's Erin Maynard (20th, 35.1), Duckworth (22nd, 34.95), Coffman's Shannon Downie (27th, 34.675) and Upper Arlington's Mary Kate Keethler (29th, 34.65).

Guist placed 10th on uneven bars (9.025).

In the state team meet March 6 at Bradley, Coffman placed fourth (141.525) of 12 teams, behind champion Brecksville-Broadview Heights (148.7). Kilbourne finished ninth (135) and UA was 11th(131.725).