Lady Lancer Gymnasts Grab First Place at Goffstown Event

Coaches Heather Tuden and Rachel Blais wound up with plenty of reasons to be pleased with the efforts of their Londonderry High girls’ gymnastics squad in a six-team meet at the YMCA Allard Center, home of Goffstown High School, Saturday, Jan. 3.

Head coach Tuden and assistant Blais saw their athletes begin the new year by posting a strong team score of 127.6 to best the host Goffstown group (120.9), Manchester Central (118.05), Nashua North (108.6), Nashua South (97.9), and Manchester Memorial (91.65).

Jill McIntire placed second in the all-around with a score of 32.7, and her teammate Mira Kutney finished third with a 32.35, but the coaches found reasons to be proud of the work of all of their charges.

“Rachel and I were very happy with all our girls at this meet,” said Tuden. “But we still have skills to work on, which will help perfect our routines. We are looking forward to hosting our first home meet this Thursday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m.”

McIntire got to her fine all-around score by tying Goffstown’s Haile Gallagher for first place on vault (score of 9.0), finishing second on the uneven bars (7.8), and taking second in the floor exercise (8.4) as well.

Kutney landed on her strong all-around tally by taking second on vault (8.2), third on bars (7.75), and second on the balance beam (8.4).

The victorious Lady Lancers also received notable efforts from Taylor Mackenzie and Courtney Baharuan (on vault), Jessi Pignone (bars), Jordan Dufresne and Camille Lamont (beam), Maddy Britting and Rachel Larkin (floor), and Gianna DelViscovo and Skylar Roy.

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