Girls Varsity Gymnastics · Gymnasts fourth at Valpo

The New Palestine gymnastics team finished fourth at Saturday’s eight-team Valparaiso Invitational, scoring 103.7.

Perennial state power Valparaiso won with 111.575, with Harrison (105.475) and Merrillville (105.1) rounding out the top three. NP edged out McCutcheon (97.45) for fourth.

Grace Shanahan placed ninth on vault (9.0), eighth on bars (8.475) and eighth on beam (9.125). Kennedy Garrett was seventh on the floor exercise (9.3) and 10th on beam (8.975).

Shanahan finished fifth in the all-around with a score of 35.5. Garrett was eighth with a score of 34.825.

Addie Halter also had a strong meet on the floor exercise with a 9.05. Emma Poag scored 8.5 on the floor exercise and 8.3 on vault. Alyse Rickey tallied 8.25 on vault.

The Dragons are next in action Thursday against Columbus East.