SUMMIT, NJ - As if the program's best-ever dual meet record, a shiny 7-2, wasn't enough, the Summit High School Girls Gymnastics Team took fifth spot in the NJSIAA North 2 Sectionals, and carted home a bevy of year-end individual honors.
At the sectionals, senior co-Captain Alysia Lopez led the Hilltoppers earning All-Section honors on vault (9.2), floor (9.4) and All-Around (35.525). Senior co-Captain Abby Claus followed right behind with All-Section honors on bars (8.85), beam (9.0) and All-Around (35.425).
Sophomore Caroline Griffith and Senior co-Captain Kiera Little competed at Sectionals as All-Arounders, while Sophomore Grace Bauman competed as an event specialists. Senior Ginny Collins was qualified to compete on 3 events, but could not participate due to illness.
Post-season honors were granted at the team's gymnastic banquet. In addition to awarding Most Improved Athlete to Little, Lopez and Claus were honored co-MVPs and co-Hilltopper awards for their amazing senior seasons.
In the Union County Interscholastic Conference, the following awards were granted to Summit gymnasts:
All-County First Team
Alysia Lopez, All-Around (36.517)
Abby Claus, All-Around (36.223)
Alysia Lopez, Vault (9.225)
Abby Claus, Bars (9125)
Alysia Lopez, Bars (8.93)
Abby Claus, Beam (9.07)
Alysia Lopez, Beam (9.05)
Abby Claus, Floor (9.345)
Alysia Lopez, Floor (9.25)
All-County Second Team
Abby Claus, Vault (8.965)
Kiera Little, All-Around (33.408)
Caroline Griffith, All-Around (33.833)
All-County Honorable Mention