SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic School Girls Gymnastics Team finished its dual meet schedule with a 2-7 record win a season high team score of 98.3. The team is graduating three seniors and are looking forward to next season with strong underclassmen.
At the NJSIAA Union County Championships, Union Catholic took the sixth team spot and sophomore Hope Handlin tied for second place honors on Uneven Bars with a score of 8.6. Handlin received second team All-County honors on Uneven Bars (8.225) and Kristen Brewer, a sophomore, and Isabella Gray, a freshman, received All-County honorable mention.
Captain Senior Elsa Furfaro increased her event scores throughout the season ending with her high scores of Vault (8.6) and Floor (8.0). Junior Katie Savoca competed on Floor Exercises and finished out the season with an individual best of 8.6. Brewer season high score on Vaulting was an 8.975.
Brewer, Handlin and Gray competed at the NJSIAA North II Sectionals as event specialists. Additionally, freshman Nijah Nelson was qualified to compete on vault, but could not participate due to injury.
In the Union County Interscholastic Conference, the following awards were granted to Union Catholic gymnasts:
All-County Second Team
Hope Handlin, Bars (8.225)
All-County Honorable Mention Team