Kareese Pippinger competes on the balance beam for Bainbridge during its Senior Night meet. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

Kareese Pippinger competes on the balance beam for Bainbridge during its Senior Night meet. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

Bainbridge gymnasts dazzle on Senior Night

  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:14am
  • Sports

The Spartans overpowered Ingraham and routed Roosevelt as Bainbridge earned a big win at home on Senior Night for girls gymnastics.

Bainbridge finished with 170.900 total points.

The Rams tallied 154.700, while the Rough Riders totaled 130.350.

Key to the BHS victory: The Spartans were fantastic during the floor exercise, winning the top three spots.

The Spartans nailed it on the vault, as well.

Though Gracyn Brunette of Ingraham won the event for the Rams, with a score of 9.0, Bainbridge gymnasts vaulted to second, third, fourth, fifth and six (tie) in the competition.

Katharine Cooper was second in the vault, earning a score of 8.9.

Kareese Pippinger was third (8.6), followed by Sydney Johnson (8.5) and Lina Klinkenberg (8.45), in fourth and fifth place, respectively. Mariko Ronan and Keagan Daniels tied for sixth place, with scores of 8.4.

Cooper was first on uneven parallel bars for Bainbridge, winning with a score of 8.9.

Ronan was second (8.7), while Daniels placed fifth (7.75) and Johnson was sixth (7.7).

Cooper also excelled on the balance beam, winning the event with a high score of 9.45.

Ronan was fourth on beam for Bainbridge, with a score of 8.9, and Johnson was fifth, with a score of 8.6.

Ronan dazzled on floor, and her score of 9.4 gave her first place.

Cooper was second (9.15) and Johnson was third (8.95).

It was a close finish in the all around, and Cooper was the meet’s all-around champion. She finished with a total of 36.4.

Ronan was third (35.4), and Johnson, fourth (33.6)

At the close of the meet, the Spartans honored their six seniors: Daniels, Catharine Fleming, Nicole Houmes, Klinkenberg, Pippinger and Ronan.

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