Babylon Gymnasts Excel at Suffolk County Championships

The Babylon Panthers varsity gymnastics team held its own against several of the top squads from across the region on Nov. 13 in the Suffolk County gymnastics championships at Babylon High School.
Babylon junior Kayla McCarthy scored a 9.15 on the vault to take sixth place in the event. McCarthy’s high score earned her a spot in the New York State gymnastics championship, which is slated for March 2, 2013. She will join 10 other elite gymnasts from across Suffolk County as part of the Section XI gymnastics team competing against teams from other counties in New York State. Three other gymnasts represented Babylon High School at the Suffolk County championships, including Genny Gravina (all-around), Mikaila Hartigan (vault) and Shannon Hopkins (floor).
Babylon’s varsity gymnastics team finished its season with a record of seven wins and three losses in League I. They finished third in the county, just behind Smithtown and Ward Melville, at the team championships held on Nov. 8. Juniors Lizzy Logan, Caitlin Morgan and Samantha Sasso and eighth-grader Alex Singleton were named All-League, and senior Erica Baroncelli was named Honorable Mention All-League.