Fine tuning routines and pushing technical difficulty levels are often the primary goals when young high school gymnastics teams compete in the rugged post season meets.
Like many other area clubs, Twinsburg was looking to secure the best individual scores possible.
First-year Tiger head coach Maggie Benedetti was no different as Twinsburg put up some good marks at the West Geauga sectional meet Saturday in Chesterland.
The top four teams and the top 12 individuals in all events and in the all-round competition advanced to the West Geauga District meet next Saturday.
As a team, Twinsburg finished 10th out of 24 schools with a score of 123.750.
Sophomore Bailey Johnson had some impressive marks at the sectional for Benedetti.
In the vault, Johnson placed 20th overall with an outstanding mark of 8.8.
As a team, Twinsburg impressed in the vault with a mark of 32.675, which was seventh out of 24 clubs. The Tigers were eighth as a team in the balance beam at 31.300.
With a score of 33.250, Johnson placed 25th overall in the all-around competition.
Johnson finished 20th overall in the uneven parallel bars with a team-best score of 8.6, registered a 7.950 in the floor exercise and a mark of 7.9 on the balance beam.
Senior Jenna Post led the Tigers in the floor exercise with a mark of 8.225, which was 40th overall at WG.
Sophomore Ellie Kneisal had a good meet as she posted a team-best of 8.425 on the beam, which placed her 21st overall. She also was 31st in the all-around with a 31.775, had an 8.10 floor exercise score, and had a 7.9 on the vault.
Post also added an all-around mark of 29.550 and had a 7.875 on the vault and a 7.2220 mark on the beam.
Junior Alexis Frazier finished 33rd on the vault with a total of 8.10 and had a 7.075 mark on the beam.
Sajal Mutter, a junior, added a strong 7.0 score in the floor exercise and a 7.775 on the beam. On the bars, Mutter registered a mark of 6.050.
Rylie Page had a strong mark of 7.250 on the vault and the senior posted a 6.175 on the floor for the Tigers.
Freshman Chelsea Beers excelled on the vault with a mark of 7.650 and had a 6.325 on the bream.