MOULTRIE — Leah May and Kambria Blakely made token appearances when the Colquitt County High gymnastics team met Thomas County Central on Saturday at the Moultrie YMCA as the Packers posted a team score of 97.0.

Saige Frazier, Amber Ross, Ashton Eunice and Rachel Dampier competed for the Lady Packers in their second meet of the season.

May and Blakely are recovering from injuries.

“We certainly missed the scores of Leah may and Kambria Blakely today,” coach Donna Marshall said. “With the addition of these team members by area and Ashton’s performances, we will be certain to have a strong team score at that venue.

“Right now, our girls are doing their best and that’s what counts.”

Dampier led the team with a 9.5 for first on vault, an 8.8 for first on bars, a 9.0 for second on beam, an 8.6 for second on floor for a first-place all round score of 35.9.

“Her maturity on the events was evident,” Marshall said. “Her vault was the best I’ve seen her do.”

Eunice performed in the all around competition for the first time and scored a 30.9.

Marshall said Eunice is being counted on to help fill in the spots left vacant by the loss of Blakely and May.

“I was especially pleased that she competed all four events for the team,” Marshall said. “She is a strong tumbler and performed the best floor routine I have see her do.

“Her score does not reflect the improvement over her routine from last week.”

Frazier competed in vault and scored an 8.05.

Ross was sixth on vault with an 8.2; fourth on bars with a 7.4; fifth on beam with a 7.7; and eighth on floor with a 6.9. Her all around score was a 30.2.

She was competing all four events for the first time in a varsity competition.

Meghan Merritt led the middle school team to a 104.35.

She had a 9.3 for first on vault; an 8.8 for first on bars; a 9.0 for first on beam; and a 9.3 for first on floor for a first-place all around score of 36.4.

“She is another consistent scorer on all events,” Marshall said.

“Meghan’s beam was her outstanding event of the day.”

Brooke Robinson had a 9.0 for second on vault; an 8.1 for secon on bars; an 8.5 on beam for second; a 9.1 for second on floor for an all around score of 34.7 for second.

“Brooke also had a great meet,” Marshall said. “Her bar routine was strong with outstanding form.

“One thing I can compliment her on is her drive to stay with the game.”

Betsy Booth was third on vault wiht an 8.45; third on bars with an 8.0; third on beam with an 8.3; and third on floor with an 8.5. Her all round was 33.25.

“Betsy had a solid meet,” Marshall said. “I was proud of her beam today.”

Kaydee Phillips competed only on vault and scored an 8.4.

“She only competed on vault due to working on adding harder skills in her routine when she represents the Moultrie MGs next weekend in Athens,” Marshall said.

“High school rules are different from USA rules.”

May and Dampier, the Colquitt County High seniors, will be honored at the March 21 meet.

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