Lakeside repeats as DeKalb County Gymnastics champions

Junior Meg Stephens swept the gold medals at the 2013 DeKalb County Gymnastics Championships to repeat as the All-Around champion and lead the Lakeside Lady Vikings to their second consecutive county title at Dunwoody on April 16.

Stephens repeated as the gold medalist in the beam and floor exercises while taking top honors in the uneven parallel bars and the vault. She scored an 8.70 on the bars, 9.00 on the beam, 8.95 on the floor and 8.50 in the vault for an All-Around gold medal with a total of 35.25 points.

Dunwoody’s Lizzie Marra, a junior, put together two silvers (beam and floor) and a bronze (vault) for a total of 32.50 points to take the All-Around silver just ahead of Lakeside junior Linsey Bergstrom, who finished with a 32.15 total. Marra finished fifth in the All-Around in 2012.

Marra scored an 8.20 on the vault, 7.65 on the beam and 8.75 on the floor for her two silver medals. She took the bronze in the vault with an 8.20 score and was tied for fourth with Bergstrom at 7.90 on the bars.

Bergstrom finished with silver in the vault (8.25) and took bronze in the beam (7.40) and the floor (8.60) on the way to her second consecutive bronze medal in the All-Around.

Junior Camille Cassar of Arabia Mountain was fourth in the All-Around for the second consecutive season with a 30.75 total, including a silver medal tie on the bars with Jordyn Sak of Lakeside with a score of 8.45.

Southwest DeKalb’s Lauren Jones was fifth in the All-Around at 27.35 and Arabia Mountain’s Donetta Heslin was sixth at 25.20.

Lakeside finished with a team total of 99.700 to capture the second consecutive county title and 18th overall. Dunwoody, which won three consecutive county championships from 2009 to 2011, put up a team score of 90.25 to finish second for the second year in a row.

Arabia Mountain finished third overall with a team score of 79.15.

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