Limited to two girls, the Morristown gymnastics team did their best against some top competition in the state on Saturday.
The Yellow Jackets competed in the Connersville Invitational with two participants available. The remainder of the team was unavailable due to one being out with an injury and two being quarantined.
Morristown took ninth place in the meet, scoring 56.9 points between the two competitors, Oakliegh Goedde and Kaelee Trittipo.
The meet saw two top-15 teams in the state participate.
No. 6 Columbus North, which took fifth place in last season’s state finals, won the title with 108.525 points. No. 13 Richmond, which took seventh at the state meet a year ago, was runner-up with 108.1 points.
Goedde took 23rd place in the all-around, 21st on beam, 25th on vault, 26th on floor and 30th on bars.
Trittipo took 34th in the all-around, 39th on bars, 40th on bars and beam and 41st on vault.
Competing against top competition allowed the team to see how they compared against the larger teams that competed.
Aside from Columbus North and Richmond, the event included Lapel, which took third place, Northwestern (fourth), Franklin Central (fifth, Roncalli (sixth), the host school Connersville (seventh) and Noblesville (eighth). Union County (10th) and Franklin County (11th) also competed.
Franklin Central’s Austin Dykes and Richmond’s Elizabeth Ruger, who Morristown will see later this week, tied for top honors in the vault and bars. Lapel’s Madi Carpenter won the beam and Columbus North’s Emily Moore and Northwestern’s Catie Smith tied in the floor exercise.
Dykes won the all-around, posting 38.2 points.
Morristown, which had some time off from competing prior to the Connersville Invitational, is scheduled to return to action at 6 p.m. Thursday at Richmond.