On Saturday, January 26th, the Lady Bears competed in the Suburban League Conference Championship at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School. NoRo took 2nd place out of 8 teams with a season high score of 141.65! The Bears fell only to the reigning State Champions, Brecksville-Broadview Heights, who scored a 145.3. Hudson was 3rd with a 139.45, Wadsworth was 4th with a 133.0, Stow Monroe finished 5th with a 130.25, Twinsburg was 6th with a 129.9, Cuyahoga Falls was 7th with a 126.55 and Aurora finished 8th with a 98.55. Individuals from Highland, Nordonia and Copley competed as well, but did not have enough girls to make up a team score.
Sophomore Mya Costello dominated as she once again was named MVP for winning the All-Around competition. This makes her the two-time Suburban League Conference Gymnast of the Year! Mya also took 2nd on vault, 4th on bars, 6th on beam and 2nd on floor. Mya scored a personal best of 9.15 on the uneven bars.
Freshman Molly Benefiel also had a strong showing. She took 3rd place on vault, 7th place on bars, 6th on floor and tied for 8th in the all-around. Molly had a personal best of 9.05 on the floor, as well as a personal best all-around score (35.2).
Sophomore Hannah Haffner tied her personal best on beam (8.8) and placed 10th on that event.
Junior Avery Keller took 9th place on the uneven bars.
Several other girls had personal bests at this competition: Sophomore Julia Falcioni set a new PR on floor, scoring an 8.75; Sophomore Emily Shuck achieved a new PR on the uneven bars, scoring an 8.3; and Junior Peyton Schrader had a personal best beam (8.6), as well as a personal best all-around (32.8).
Photos Courtesy of Coach Jessica Kaiser