The Twinsburg gymnastics squad is making progress with routines as well as their marks.
First-year head coach Maggie Benedetti, a two-year assistant coach for the Tigers, continues to see the program’s young athletes make leaps and bounds with their progress.
Benedetti has been at the Gymnastics World of Twinsburg for six years, where she is a director and a coach.
Twinsburg put up some solid marks in the five-team meet at Gymnastics World of Twinsburg Jan. 3.
It was Senior Night and the Tigers put up a team score of 116.4 against the likes of Hudson, Stow-Munroe Falls, Perry, and Chardon.
Seniors honored included Pallavi Vembar, Jenna Post, and Ryle Page.
Returning gymnasts for Twinsburg are include Post, Vembar, and juniors Lexi Frazier, Katy Okuma, and Abbey Maurer.
There were a few highlights for Benedetti in the first meet of the new year.
"Katy [Okuma] was the only Twinsburg athlete to flip a vault with a score of 8.8," said Benedetti. "That was our highest vault score."
Okuma also scored well on the balance beam.
"On the beam, Katy had the highest beam score at 8.9,"said Benedetti.
Sophomore standouts Bailey Johnson and Ellie Kneisal are in their first varsity season and they both have bright futures in a host of events.
Johnson stood out in the floor exercise in the meet.
"Bailey scored our highest floor score with an 8.85," said Benedetti, who can use Bailey in the all-around competition as well. "Ellie had the second highest score on the floor with an 8.45."
"Ellie (Kneisal) had the second highest beam score with an 8.5," noted the coach. "Our second highest vault score was Lexi (Frazier) with an 8.2."
Frazier is another gymnast who has some experience.
Twinsburg will compete at Ron Ganim Legends Invitational Saturday at Brecksville-Broadview Heights at 11:30 a.m.
"We are still trying to overcome some injuries, but we look forward to our meet at Brecksville," pointed out Benedetti.
Coming into the season, Johnson entered as a level 8 gymnast at the Gymnastics World of Twinsburg. Kneisal is a level 7.
"Bailey is in her first season of high school gymnastics and will compete in the all-around," said Benedetti.
"Ellie (Kneisal) will compete very well this season," said the coach. "Ellie is also in her first season and she will be competing in the floor, vault and balance beam."
State qualifier Callie Piro is out for the season with an injury, according to Benedetti.