Methuen Rangers Girls Gymnastics '16-'17

Bukowski, Andover win North Sectionals

HUDSON — Andover freshman Paige Bukowski enjoyed a career day at the North Sectional meet, setting school records in the vault and the floor to earn the all-around title while leading the Golden Warriors to the North Sectional gymnastics championship.
Andover edged out Central Catholic by the slimmest of margins, taking first with 142.475 points compared to Central Catholic’s 141.925. Bukowski and Central’s Keara Loughlin were the top performers of the day, with Bukowski winning the vault (9.675), beam (9.55) and floor (9.75) while Loughlin won the bars (9.25) and took second in the vault (9.45) and beam (9.4).
Andover also got a terrific showing from senior Kaitlyn McDonald, who tied Loughlin for second in the beam (9.4) and placed third in the bars (9.1). The three gymnasts took the top three spots in the all-around as a result, with Bukowski tallying 37.775, Loughlin 37.4 and McDonald 37.0.
Following the meet, Andover coach Tracy West said she was thrilled with her team’s performance and said it was great to have such a competitive meet with Central. The Raiders previously got the better of Andover in the league meet, and now after a close meet at Sectionals she expects they’ll battle it out again at states next weekend.
Both teams should be among the favorites to advance to New Englands after next week’s state meet. The top three teams at states will advance to New Englands, which will be held at Woodstock Academy in Connecticut. Bukowski has already qualified individually, but West said their goal is for the rest of the team to make it as well.
North Sectionals
Team scores: 1. Andover 142.475, 2. Central Catholic 141.925
Area placers:
Vault: 1. Paige Bukowski (A) 9.675, 2. Keara Loughlin (CC) 9.45; Bars: 1. Loughlin (CC) 9.25, 3. Kaitlyn McDonald (A) 9.1; Beam: 1. Bukowski (A) 9.55, 2. Loughlin (CC) 9.4, 2. McDonald (A) 9.4; Floor: 1. Bukowski (A) 9.75, 4. Loughlin (CC) 9.3; All-around: 1. Bukowski (A) 37.775, 2. Loughlin (CC) 37.4, 3. McDonald (A) 37.0
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Don't come much closer

They don't come much closer than this. Central Catholic girls gymnastics nipped Andover 142.10-142.05 Thursday night. That's right, the Raiders only won by .05 of a point. Central's Keara Loughlin took the all-around with a 37.85, followed closely by Andover's Kaitlyn McDonald (37.10) and Paige Bukowski (36.30).

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