Girls Varsity Gymnastics · Shanahan, Thompson compete at regional


Two New Palestine gymnasts posted strong performances at Saturday’s Connersville regional.

Sarah Thompson and Grace Shanahan with their teammates and coaches at the reigonal.

Grace Shanahan posted two seventh-place event finishes, while Sarah Thompson finished 16th on the floor exercise.

The two qualified as individuals from last week’s sectional, also held at Connersville.

Shanahan tied for seventh on the floor exercise with a score of 9.125. The Dragon sophomore was also seventh on uneven bars with a score of 8.8. She came within one place of advancing to the State Finals, as the top six in each event – as well as the top six in the all-around move on.

Shanahan was also 15th on the balance beam (8.55) and 25th on vault (8.3). Her all-around score of 34.775 placed her 11th.

Thompson qualified for the regional in the floor exercise. The senior placed 16th with a score of 8.775.