The New Palestine gymnastics team competed Thursday against Columbus North, which is annually one of the state’s top teams.
With a handful of team members competing through injuries, the Dragons fell to CN 107.775-96.05.
Grace Shanahan led the Dragons, placing third in the all-around with a score of 33.6. She was second on bars (8.525), fourth on floor (8.8) and sixth on beam (8.125).
Kennedy Garrett was eighth in the all-around (30.875). She was fifth on vault (8.4) and beam (8.2). Alyse Rickey was ninth in the all-around, with her top finish being sixth on vault (8.35).
The Dragons are next in action Saturday at a four-way meet at New Castle.