NEWTON – The Framingham High gymnastics team just missed placing third at the Bay State Conference meet on Saturday at Newton North High.
“The team did great at BSC with a 4th place finish,” said senior captain Stephanie Fawell. “We were seated third, so it was a little disappointing to be bumped down a slot, but as a team, we performed extremely well! We beat Weymouth’s team, who we had lost to in a dual meet.”
Natick’s Redhawks won the Bay State Conference meet.
Newton North finished in second place and Needham High finished third.
“Natick took first place, which was really nice to see, as many of the us know each other through our club teams,” said Fawell.
Three Flyers – Rachel Lew, Amanda Fawell,and Sara Anastasi received Bay State Conference All-Star awards. Fawell was awarded an honorable mention.
Freshman Anastasi won both the uneven bars ad the floor titles.
“I am especially proud of the freshman this year,” said junior captain Catherine Turner. “It was their first Bay States of their career, and I was so happy to see them all compete and hit their routines!
Junior captain Rachel Lew placed third in the Conference on the vault.
Tiffany Chan placed sixth on beam and on floor.
“I am so so proud of this team! We ended up with a few mistakes on beam, but overall it was an amazing day and an incredible end to the season,” said Turner.
“With 4 of our 16 girls injured, it was amazing to have the team rally together to still get a high score,” said Fawell.
“This team has had a few unexpected injuries over the past few weeks, myself included, but they were all able to pull it together and it was awesome to watch these girls compete,” said Turner.
“Many girls had personal bests including junior Maggie Mulhall on floor (8.0),” said Fawell.
“The seniors all had a great time, as well as some emotional moments, as we were competing for the last time,” said Fawell.
“This team has so much love for this sport and you can really see it during the routines. i’m so happy this team got to end on a high note and i can’t wait for next season! – Catherine Turner