Katharine Cooper competes on the balance beam for the Bainbridge Spartans during the team’s first meet of the season. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

Katharine Cooper competes on the balance beam for the Bainbridge Spartans during the team’s first meet of the season. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

Bainbridge girls win in gymnastics

  • Monday, December 16, 2019 10:22am
  • Sports

Bainbridge opened the girls gymnastics season with a strong showing in the Spartans’ first competition at home, with a first-place win against Garfield, Lincoln and Franklin.

The Spartans finished with a total score of 165.400.

The Bulldogs claimed second, with Garfield’s score totaling 116.050.

Lincoln was third in 96.450, and Franklin, fourth, at 73.450.

Bainbridge dominated the meet from start to finish, and swept the top six spots in the uneven parallel bars, balance beam, floor exercise, and all-around competition.

The Spartans also placed first and second in the vault, with Mariko Ronan in first (8.35) and Katherine Cooper in second (8.25).

Bainbridge saw high scores in the bars and beam.

Cooper was first on bars, with a score of 9.0. Ronan was second (8.1) and Sydney Johnson (7.1) placed third.

Ronan scored an impressive 9.3 on beam, and Cooper was just behind for second place, with a score of 9.2. Johnson was third in the event, scoring 8.7.

Ronan also shined in the floor exercise, earning a 9.3. Cooper placed second at 9.15, and Johnson finished third with a score of 9.1.

Avery Gray claimed fourth place in the floor exercise, with a score of 9.05.

Cooper was the meet’s all-around champion, with a total score of 35.6.

Ronan was second in the competition, with a total of 35.05.

Johnson placed third, with a score of 33, while Gray was fourth, with 31.45.

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