SUMMIT, NJ - Senior captain Alysia Lopez established a new Summit High School record in the All-Around, taking the top spot in three of the four apparatus competitions in the process, as the Hilltopper Gymnastics team defeated Somerville at The Connection in Summit, 105.875 - 102.2. The victory was Summit's fourth win without a loss this season.
Lopez's score of 36.75 included first-place finishes Vault (9.275), Beam (9.15) and Floor Exercise 9.325, as well as a runner-up finish -- by .05 -- on Bars, meaning she nearly swept the competition.
Other top finishers for Summit included senior captain Abby Claus, who earned third on Bars (8.975), second on Floor Exercise (9.20) and third in the All-Around (35.075).
Sophomore Caroline Griffith placed third on both Vault (8.7) and Beam (8.775).
Sophomore Anna Bowyer made her first varsity start on vault and beam, and sophomore Grace Bauman competed in All-Around for the first time in a varsity meet. Senior Ginny Collins rounded out the lineup, competing on bars and floor.
Alyssa Christopulos had a strong meet for the Pioneers, finishing second in the All-Around to Lopez, winning the Bars, coming in second in Vault and Beam, and joint-third in Floor Exercise
The Hilltoppers stay home in the friendly confines of The Connection, hosting Hillsborough September 30 in 'Pack The Stands' Night starting at 5:30 p.m.