Gymnasts Leap to Victory in First Duel Meet of Season
SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Saratoga Springs High School gymnastics team got out of the gate fast with a convincing victory over Shaker 171.025 – 146.83 on Friday night at the Wilton YMCA. It was the Blue Streaks first dual meet of the season.
On senior night, Saratoga was lead by seniors Sophia Damiano and Ava Dallas. Damiano placed first in the all-around competition with an overall score of 36.05. Damiano also placed first in the vault (9.55), the beam (8.9) and tied for first on the bars (8.15). Dallas was second in the all around with a score of 35.175 while placing first on the floor (9.525) and tying Damiano for first on the bars (8.15). Saratoga took the top three places in the all-around as Junior Carly Ruschak came in third with a score of 33.175. In addition, senior Megan Wishart had a strong performance on the beam tying for second with a score of 8.55. The top finisher for Shaker was Alyssa Kearns who tied for second with Wishart on the beam with a score of 8.55.
Saratoga gymnastics returns to action today, with a dual meet against Guilderland at the World Class Gymnastics Academy in Latham.
Top Three Finishers in Each Event
Vault- 1st Sophia Damiano (SS) 9.55; 2nd Ava Dallas (SS) 9.15; 3rd Angelina Damiano (SS) 8.7
Bars- 1st Sophia Damiano (SS) 8.15; 1st Ava Dallas 8.15 (SS); 3rd Charlie Gleeksman (SS) 7.8
Beam- 1st Sophia Damiano (SS) 8.9; 2nd MeganWishart (SS) & Alyssa Kearns (Shaker) 8.55; 3rd Ava Dallas (SS) 8.35
Floor- 1st Ava Dallas (SS) 9.525; 2nd Sophia Damiano (SS) 9.45; 3rd Erika Sudigala (SS) 9.15
All Around- 1st Sophia Damiano (SS) 36.05; 2nd Ava Dallas (SS) 35.175; 3rd Carly Ruschak (SS) 33.175