The state gymnastics meet boasted an all-around finish that featured athletes from every class among the elite. A freshman won the championship and six sophomores wound up in the top 20.
One of those sophomores was Shepard’s Skylor Hilger, whose solid exhibition at Palatine placed her 14th with an all-around score of 36.45 points. Hilger’s best effort over the two-day meet, without question, came in floor exercise. She finished 10th in Friday’s prelims while averaging a 9.25 over four performances, and then added two points to her score on Saturday to finish sixth with a 9.45 average.
Hilgor was 31st in the vault with a 9.30 prelims score, and she posted respective averages of 9.125 and 8.775 on the bars and beam. Hilgor was approximately 1.40 points behind state champion Claire Rose Ginsberg, a freshman from Geneva.