It was their best meet of the season.
And it could be the Explorers’ most frightening meet, as well.
The Hudson gymnastics team easily won a nine-team meet after scoring a season-high 141.25 points Friday at Gymnastics World of Twinsburg.
Stow-Munroe Falls was the runner-up with 130.5 points and Walsh Jesuit took third with 129.85 points.
"They did awesome," Explorers head coach Megan Mertz said. "It was a confidence booster and it showed what this team can really do.
"We still had a few mistakes here and there, but this is definitely a state-worthy team."
Despite the victory, Hudson got a massive scare late in the meet. Senior Sydney DePompei, a state qualifier last winter, suffered an ankle injury and was taken to the hospital for X-rays.
"Sydney had an awesome meet with an unfortunate ending," Mertz said. "We’re still waiting on a timeline for her. I do feel we have a lot of depth on this team, but we do need some people to step up."
DePompei finished third in the all-around standings with a score of 34.95. She finished second on the balance beam with a score of 9.05 points and captured fourth on the uneven parallel bars (8.6). DePompei also placed sixth on vault (8.95) and 13th on the floor exercise (8.35).
Teammate Lindsey Havens led Hudson with a second-place all-around score of 35.5.
She finished second on the uneven bars (9) and fourth on the vault (9.05) and the beam (8.9). Havens also placed 10th on the floor (8.6).
Ava Guistino finished fifth in the all-around competition (34.25). She placed seventh on the beam (8.5) and bars (8.15) and ninth on vault (8.7). Guistino added an 11th-place score of 8.55 on the floor.
Alyssa Bezdek finished first on the beam (9.2), fourth on the floor (8.85) and 10th on the bars (7.95). Teammate Julia Petty captured third on vault (9.1) and the bars (8.85).
Lydia Redd added a fifth-place score of 8.85 on the floor exercise and an eighth-place score of 8.1 on the bars.