Tara Stewart jumping backwards during her first place performance on the balance beam, scoring a 9.55.
Photo by Jennifer Kaye/The Connection
The reigning gymnastics State Champions, McLean High School, took on Battlefield High School, Fairfax High School, Chantilly High School, Herndon High School and Wakefield High School on Thursday night. The meet marked the final regular season home meet for the Highlanders, and also Senior Night. Led by all-around champion Samantha Simon, McLean placed first with a total score of 143.350. Senior Carolyn Brown-Kaiser, who is currently out recovering from a torn achilles, describes her team as a group of extremely driven girls. She said, "I have absolute faith for them to do as well as they can, and as well as last year, if not better."
Team scores for the meet:
McLean High School, 143.350
Battlefield High School, 130.200
Fairfax High School, 129.700
Chantilly High School, 129.550
Herndon High School, 123.600
Wakefield High School, 113.650
The next meet for the Highlanders is Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at West Potomac High School.