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Home of the Bull Dogs - where 37 state championships have been won!

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Columbus North Athletics

Home of the Bull Dogs - where 37 state championships have been won!

Columbus North Athletics

Home of the Bull Dogs - where 37 state championships have been won!

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3 months ago

Bull Dog gymnasts win Connersville Regional, earn spot in state meet

                CONNERSVILLE, Ind. – Senior Claire Thompson, sophomore Sami Heathcote and the Columbus North gymnastics team combined to win the Connersville Regional on Saturday (March 3).

                The Bull Dogs totaled a season-best 112.175 points to edge rival Columbus East for the top spot. The Olympians finished with 111.325 points. Seymour placed third with 102.050 points, while Richmond with 101.650, Connersville  with 101.600 and New Castle with 98.525 rounded out the six-team field.

                The top three teams and top-six athletes in each event or all-around not on those teams earned a spot in the IHSAA State Finals at 1 p.m. next Saturday (March 10) at Ball State’s Worthen Arena.

                Columbus East senior Adi Minor won the all-around with a score of 38.975. Thompson was second with a season-best 38.550, and Heathcote placed third with a season-best 37.750.

                Thompson claimed first place on floor exercise with a season-best 9.700. She also placed second on bars with a 9.700, second on beam with a 9.600 and third on vault with a 9.550. Heathcote was second on vault with a season-best 9.600, third on bars with a 9.250, third on floor with a 9.375, and tied for third on beam with a 9.525.

                Junior Tova Edwards placed ninth in the all-around with a season-best 35.300. Edwards finished ninth on floor with a 9.075, 10th on vault with a season-best 9.125, 10th on bars with a season-best 8.525 and 14th on beam with a 8.575.

                CN’s third score on each event was Edwards on bars and floor; sophomore Ashley Niebrugge on beam, sixth with a 9.100; and junior Emma Cooper on vault, ninth with a season-best 9.175. Completing the Bull Dogs’ lineup was sophomore Alayne Davis, who placed 16th on bars with an 8.125.

                Minor won three events en route to her winning all-around total. Minor took blue ribbons on vault (9.800), bars (9.850) and beam (9.675) as well as a red ribbon on floor with a 9.650.

                Columbus North captured a regional crown for the second consecutive season and the program’s 16th time overall. The Bull Dogs earned a spot in the state meet for the 12th season in a row and the 22nd time overall. CN captured state titles in 1973, 1974 and 2016. The Bull Dogs have been state runners-up in 1986, 1987, 2008 and 2017.

CONNERSVILLE REGIONAL

                Team scores: Columbus North 112.175, Columbus East 111.325, Seymour 102.050, Richmond 101.650, Connersville 101.600, New Castle 98.525

Event Results

                Vault: 1, Adi Minor (CE) 9.800; 2, Sami Heathcote (CN) 9.600; 3, Claire Thompson (CN) 9.550; 4, Samantha Ward (New Castle) 9.375; 4, Molly Griffin (Scecina) 9.375; 6, Taylor Gaskill (CE) 9.325; 7, Taylen Lane (CE) 9.275; 9, Emma Cooper (CN) 9.175; 10, Tova Edwards (CN) 9.125; 16, Abby Lewis (CE) 8.600.

                Bars: 1, Adi Minor (CE) 9.850; 2, Claire Thompson (CN) 9.700; 3, Sami Heathcote (CN) 9.250; 4, Samantha Ward (New Castle) 9.225; 5, Taylor Gaskill (CE) 9.000; 6, Abby Lewis (CE) 8.850; 8, Taylen Lane (CE) 8.775; 10, Tova Edwards (CN) 8.525; 16, Alayne Davis (CN) 8.125.

                Beam: 1, Adi Minor (CE) 9.675; 2, Claire Thompson (CN) 9.600; 3, Kelsey Warner (Seymour) 9.525; 3, Sami Heathcote (CN) 9.525; 5, Avery DeHart (Seymour) 9.125; 6, Ashley Niebrugge (CN) 9.100; 7, Abby Lewis (CE) 9.075; 14, Tova Edwards (CN) 8.575; 15, Taylen Lane (CE) 8.550; 17, Taylor Gaskill (CE) 8.525. 

                Floor: 1, Claire Thompson (CN) 9.700; 2, Adi Minor (CE) 9.650; 3, Sami Heathcote (CN) 9.375; 4, Cassandra Zehr (Pendleton Heights) 9.350; 5, Taylor Gaskill (CE) 9.325; 6, Kelsey Warner (Seymour) 9.200; 9, Tova Edwards (CN) 9.075; 11, Ashley Niebrugge (CN) 8.975; 12, Taylen Lane (CE) 8.940; 17, Abby Lewis (CE) 8.750.

                All-around: 1, Adi Minor (CE) 38.975; 2, Claire Thompson (CN) 38.550; 3, Sami Heathcote (CN) 37.750; 4, Taylor Gaskill (CE) 36.175; 5, Samantha Ward (New Castle) 35.550; 5, Taylen Lane (CE) 35.550; 8, Tova Edwards (CN) 35.300; 9, Abby Lewis (CE) 35.275.

 

 


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