The New Palestine gymnastics team posted a solid score in a 110.275-97.3 loss to regional foe Columbus North Thursday night at NPHS.
The Dragons were led by Emily Heighwy, who had three top-five individual finishes and was fourth in the all-around with a score of 33.275. Faith Land was sixth in the all-around with a score of 32.675. Bailey Watkins was seventh (30.225) and Taylor Brown eighth (29.075).
On vault, Heighway led the Dragons with a 9.1 score, placing third. Faith Land was seventh with an 8.75. Brown and Watkins both placed ninth with scores of 8.25.
On uneven bars, Heighway finished fifth with an 8.2. Land was seventh with a 7.675.
On balance beam, the Dragons had three in the top eight. Land was fifth with a score of 8.325, Watkins was seventh with a 7.35 score and Heighway eighth with a score of 7.0.
On floor exercise, Heighway finished fourth with an 8.975. Watkins was seventh with an 8.15, Kinsey Dilley eighth with a score of 7.975 and Land ninth with a score of 7.925.
The Dragons are now 4-1 on the season. They will celebrate the program’s 40-year anniversary Saturday with a four-way meet against Richmond, New Castle and Muncie Central at New Palestine Elementary. Alumnae from the program are invited and will be recognized.