Gymnastics: Cranford Heads into Union County Tournament Undefeated

The gymnastics team will host the Union County Tournament on Friday. Credits: Lori Zullo

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford High School gymnastics team continues unbeaten as the Cougars finished the dual meet season with a 9-0 record.  

The team set a new school record of 110.05 against Brick Township on Tuesday, due in part to strong performances by Kelly McAuliffe and Bee Iosso.

“I feel incredibly happy for the team when they set a new school record and finish the dual meet season undefeated,” coach Michele Hulse said.

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McAuliffe, the team’s only senior, reached a career high in the all-around with a score of 36.925 during her senior night meet. She also led the team on the balance beam and floor exercise with top scores of 9.5 and 9.525, respectively.

“The girls work very hard during the high school season and beyond,” Hulse said. “These accomplishments are a result of their hard work and dedication.”

Iosso, a sophomore, continued her impressive season with leading scores on the vault (9.4) and uneven bars (9.45). She placed second on the balance beam with a score of 9.35, falling closely behind McAuliffe.

Gabby Markase took third in the balance beam with a score of 8.525. Sophomore Erin Infante took third in the vault with 9.1 and second in floor exercise with 9.35, with Morgan Reitzel taking third with 8.85

“Our goal for the rest of the season is to hit our routines,” Hulse said. “We will continue to strive for consistency when we compete.”

The Cougars will host the Union County Tournament on Friday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Cranford High School gym.

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