Girls Varsity Gymnastics · Indians Bring Home Some Hardware

  Place Points
Chesterton High School 1st 113.875
Carroll High School 2nd 110.975
Lake Central High School 3rd 110.175
Portage High School 4th 109.025
Columbus North High School 5th 108.575
Homestead High School 6th 107.5
Angola High School 7th 106.1
Columbus East High School 8th 103.6
Richmond High School 9th 101.375

The Portage Gymnastics team competed at the state meet on Saturday, March 9th, at Noblesville High School against 8 other teams and individuals from many other schools. Jenna Cruz set the tone for the meet, competing first on beam for the Indians. Sydney Ruiz and Michaella Drake followed up with two solid scores, while Bobbie Russell was the anchor, posting a 9.3, just missing 6th place by .025. The girls then headed to floor, where Destiny Reynolds was the leadoff, followed by Michaella (9.475), Sydney (9.2), and Bobbie (9.475). Sasha Hancock started the Indians on vault, where Sydney followed and posted a season high of 9.175. Michaella scored an 8.95 before Bobbie posted a 9.575, which landed her on the podium in sixth place. The last event the Indians competed was bars where Jenna again started the girls off and Sydney continued. Michaella had a beautiful bar routine which scored a 9.4, just missing placing by half of a tenth. Bobbie finished the meet for Portage with a 9.125. Sydney finished her gymnastics career with a 34.75 and Michaella with a 36.675. Bobbie finished her season with a 37.475, placing fifth all around and leading the Indians to a fourth place team finish. The Indians finished their season on a high note, finishing 5-2 in the conference, finishing third at sectionals and regionals, and bringing home a fourth place medal at state. The girls will be back next season, in hopes to bring back more medals and increase their ranking. Way to go Indians!