History will be made at Lyons or Prairie Ridge co-op, but it won’t be determined for another day.
Prairie Ridge co-op outscored Lyons, 149.3 to 149.05 during Friday’s IHSA girls gymnastics finals in Palatine, but both squads will have a chance to score during Saturday night’s individual event championships.
“We have a lot of room for improvement,” Lyons coach Kari Karubas said. “We’ll have to have the right mindset and we’ll have to do some things, but it’s very possible.”
Prairie Ridge will have five chances to pull out the championship, with Rachael Underwood qualifying on vault (9.725) and bars (9.6) and Riley Mahoney doing so on vault (9.675), beam (9.425) and floor (9.4).
Lyons has seven opportunities, with sophomore Kelsy Kurfirst leading the way. She finished tied for second with Underwood for second in the all-around with a 38.55 and advanced in all four events. Michelle Cozza also moved on in vault (9.7), beam (9.2) and bars (9.425) and Katie Carling did so on beam (9.25).
“I really feel good on the events we’re on with moving up,” Prairie Ridge coach Lee Bataglia said. “But I don’t how much (Lyons) can move up so that’s key too.”
Carmel senior Lauren Feely won the all-around with a 38.7. She had the top scores in floor and beam, as well as vault where she recorded a 9.9.
New Trier senior Kerry Scafidi was fourth in the all-around with a 37.825 while St. Edward senior Abby Madden tied Cozza for fifth with a 37.625.