Varsity gymnastics performs well at first non-conference meet


On Wednesday, December 18th, FHN junior Kylee McGinnis led the varsity gymnastics team by scoring an impressive 9.55 on the vault. The Rangers faced off against many schools in this “fun” meet; the meet did not count for regular season, it was just a good way to start off the season. There were no scores available for every team, meaning there were no placings, but FHC scored a 139.4 overall, which is one of the highest scores they have achieved in recent years.

There were some injuries going into this meet, leaving the team a bit short on team members, but the girls that were competing showed very well for FHC. Many of the girls competed in new events for the first time in their career, but with their hard work and team experience, they got the job done. Throughout the the meet, FHC senior Olivia Jeong scored a 9.15 on the beam, getting the second-highest score behind Kylee. Another FHC senior, Hannah Walters, did well with achieving a score of 8.85.

“The most exciting part as a coach is watching the girls grow as both an athlete and a person. We had so many girls that overcame fears, pushed through mental blocks, and tried new things. Despite falls, everyone got back up, supported their teammates, and moved forward,” head coach Lauren Suzio said. “It makes me so proud to see them cheer each other on, support the other teams, and be the loudest, goofiest ones on the floor!”

The next meet for the girls is on Saturday, January 4th at 10:30 AM at Rockford.