Ghost Gymnasts Drive Toward State Finals

Randolph Union’s Captain trio of Courtney Clement, Lilly Myrick and Krystin Skoda placed 1st, 2nd and 4th in the individual beam competition. (Provided / Lindsay Meyer)

The Lady Ghosts traveled to Kingdom Gymnastics in St. Johnsbury for a meet against the Hilltoppers earlier this month. Despite recent struggles with injury and flu, the Ghosts rallied and set several personal bests while debuting new skills on most events.

Advertisement: Content continues below...

Phoebe Hickin and Krystin Skoda added new moves to bar routines to improve scores, and Lilly Myrick added a new acrobatic series to her beam routine, leading to a career-high 8.15. Her beam score combined with a first-place finish on bars, and strong vault and floor scores led to a season-high 29.4 allaround score.

Courtney Clement perfected her beam routine, losing just one point in execution for a season- and career-high 8.5. St. J’s Hannah Parker won the all-around competition, scoring over 30 points.

Freshman independent Ella Tallman performed a strong floor routine for a season-high 5.65.

In the team competition, RU pushed past St. J. on beam with a team score of 30.25, but ultimately fell to the Hilltoppers 116.5 to 92.75.

The Ghosts wrapped up their regular season in a meet with the defending state champions, the Essex Hornets, and will finish out their season at the state championships on Saturday, Feb. 17.


Download the DailyUV app today!