Olathe East junior Darby Gertsema nailed her final vault with a score of 9.65, tied for the third best score in state meet history, and won the all-around title Saturday at the Kansas State Gymnastics Championship.
Blue Valley North senior Jean Tyrrell returned to high school golf and took home the state’s highest honor. She placed first at the Class 6A tournament and led the Mustangs to a third-place finish. Jessica Parker and Shawnee Mission East were second.
Moments after winning the Kansas Class 6A singles title, Shawnee Mission East’s Elizabeth Barnickel already had her perfect celebration planned. “I’m going to go get some pizza,” she said. It seems like a natural choice for Barnickel, who admitted she loves pizza so much she eats it at least once every other week.