East Ridge gymnastics: Robinette wins state championshipEast Ridge senior gymnast Leah Robinette won the state championship in the vault at the 2011-12 Class AA individual state meet, held Saturday, Feb. 25, at the University of Minnesota, becoming the first gymnast to win a state title from East Ridge.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, South Washington County Bulletin
East Ridge’s Leah Robinette saved her best for last.
Robinette, a senior gymnast, won the state championship in the vault at the 2011-12 Class AA individual state meet, held Saturday, Feb. 25, at the University of Minnesota, becoming the first gymnast to win a state title from East Ridge.
In her final high school meet, and first event of the night, Robinette uncorked a 9.825 for first place in the vault. The score was a personal-best for Robinette and an East Ridge record. Fellow Section 3AA opponent Nadia Lorencz, a junior from Farmington, finished second in the event with a 9.7875.
Robinette’s vault — a 1/4-on, 1/4 off front tuck — is completely unique to her in high school competition and has a maximum score of 10.0.
In addition to her state title, Robinette finished in fourth place in the all-around with a 38.1 score. Along with her 8.25 vault, Robinette scored a 9.625 on the bars, a 9.075 on the beam and earned a 9.575 in the floor exercise.
Last year, in her first Class AA state appearance, Robinette took fourth place in the vault with a 9.725 and fourth place on the bars with a 9.650 to medal twice. Last year, Robinette also scored a 9.125 on the beam and a 9.050 in the floor exercise and finished in 11th place overall in the all-around competition with a 37.525.
See the full story in the Feb. 29 issue of the Bulletin