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 The East Ridge gymnastics team rode high scores on vault and floor to win the Big Lake Invite Saturday. (Submitted photo)
The East Ridge gymnastics team rode high scores on vault and floor to win the Big Lake Invite Saturday. (Submitted photo)

East Ridge gymnastics: Raptors win Big Lake Invite

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The East Ridge gymnastics team rode high scores on vault and floor to win the Big Lake Invite Saturday, Jan. 4 at Big Lake High School.

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The Raptors finished with a team score of 138.950, beating Big Lake, which took second place, and seven other teams.

East Ridge sophomore Megan Trollen took the meet’s all-around title with a score of 36.85. Trollen’s day included a first-place finish on the bars, a third-place finish on the beam and fifth-place finishes in the vault and in the floor exercise.

East Ridge sophomore Wren Anderson scored her season’s best on vault and floor with a 9.6 in each event, which won both events. Anderson also placed third on bars and second in the all-around with a score of 36.75.

Other East Ridge notables were turned in by sophomores Karina Joiner and Taryn Johnson. Joiner scored a personal-best 9.5 on vault, earning second place and Johnson placed fourth in the vault with a 9.35.

East Ridge is 5-1 for the season and competes again Jan. 9, at home against rival Park.

—Patrick Johnson

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