MOULTRIE -- The Colquitt County High gymnastics team is returning to the state meet for the first time since 1992.

The Lady Packers turned in a score of 101.575 for a third place in the area meet held Friday at Dunwoody High.

Lassiter finished first and Milton second in the qualifying meet.

Roswell, Cartersville and Walton, the top three teams at the area meet held at Lovett, also qualified for the state competition, which will be held Friday at Westminster School in Atlanta.

Meghan Marshall led Colquitt County with a 36.825 all around, the second best score in the area competition.

The Lady Packers sophomore had a 9.1 for third on vault; a 9.05 on bars; a 9.25 for fourth on beam; and a 9.425 for fourth on floor.

Marshall will compete individually for awards on vault, beam, floor and all around at the state meet.

The top six girls at each area qualified on individual events and in the all around.

The other three members of the team contributed to the team score, which includes the top three scores in each event.

Junior Krista Wood had an 8.65 on vault, a 7.75 on beam and a 7.9 on floor.

Krista's older sister Becky was on the 2000, 2001 and 2002 Colquitt County teams that also qualified for the state competition.

Junior Temira Davis had an 8.3 on vault, a 7.75 on bars and an 8.35 on floor.

Freshman Crystal Blizzard turned in an 8.0 on bars and an 8.05 on beam.

The Colquitt County team took part in three meets in Southwest Georgia to prepare for the qualifying meet and finished in first place in all three.

The Lady Packers scored a 98.85 in its first meet and a 104.05 in the meet it played host to at the Moultrie YMCA on March 21.

On April 12, Colquitt took part in a competition in Thomasville and scored a season-high 104.5 in its final tuneup for the qualifying meet.

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