The gymnastics team competed in the IHSAA sectional on Saturday at Connersville. They knew going in that it was going to be a challenge to earn one of the top 3 spots, which would send them to regional. At the end of the day, the Trojans comfortably earned that coveted 3rd spot behind Connersville (105.425) and New Palestine (102.000), finishing with a 100.475.
It was consistent scoring throughout each event that determined the success of the Trojans. New Castle was led by freshman Kierstyn Cochran, who placed 3rd in the vault, 5th in the bars, and 2nd on the beam. Kierstyn’s all around score of 35.1 was good for 5th place, but only 1.075 points behind 1st place.
The Trojan gymnasts will travel to Columbus East on Friday night to compete in the IHSAA regional. The top 3 teams along with the top 6 individuals in each event and the all around will advance to the state finals. Competition begins at 7:00 PM.