A Perfect Run: Red Raider Gymnasts Post Flawless Regular Season

YARMOUTH PORT — For the third straight season, the defending Massachusetts State Champion Barnstable High gymnastics team made it perfect.

In their last home meet of the season last night versus Silver Lake, the Red Raiders completed a regular season sweep of all regular season dual and tri-meets. The last time Barnstable

Barnstable High School senior co-captain Jackie Hansen performed in her last career home meet against Silver Lake last night. Tomorrow, the Red Raiders go for their 16th straight conference championship. Sean Walsh/capecod.com sports

Barnstable High School senior co-captain Jackie Hansen performed in her last career home meet against Silver Lake last night. Tomorrow, the Red Raiders go for their 16th straight conference championship.
Sean Walsh/capecod.com sports

dropped a regular season meet was on January 23, 2012 versus Nauset.

Even more incredible is the fact that the Nauset loss three seasons ago is the only regular season dual or tri-meet that Barnstable has lost in the past 15 years.

The Red Raiders posted their victory last night in usual fashion, outscoring visiting Silver Lake, 142.10 to 124.20.

At a perfect 14-0 this season thus far, Barnstable will shoot for its 16th consecutive conference or league championship title when it heads to Brockton tomorrow night at 5:00 pm for the Cranberry Conference Championship Meet at Spectrum Gymnastics.

Against Silver Lake last night it was the talented Myrbeck sisters and top-notch teamate Tali Twomey who once again paced the Red & White to victory.

In the All-Around, Hayley Myrbeck came in first place with a 36.0 mark, followed by her sister Kayla Myrbeck who came in at 33.85 and in the vault, the pair followed that very same pattern. Hayley took first place with a 9.5 and Kayla took second with a 9.45. Barnstable’s Abbey Chetwynd tied Kayla Myrbeck with a 9.45 for additional, critical points.

On the uneven bars, Twomey produced the top performance with a first place finish at 9.5, followed by Hayley Myrbeck at 9.1 and Kayla at 8.3.

On the balance beam — which has been the Red Raiders’ weak spot this season — Chetwynd truly stepped it up a notch with her first place finish at 9.4, one of the highest beam scores this season for the Red & White. Twomey was not far behind at 9.3 in second place, giving pause that last night might have been a key turning point for the Red Raiders as they head into the postseason tomorrow. Kayla Myrbeck took third place at 8.7, giving Barnstable the sweep in that event as well.

In the floor routine, Barnstable swept all three top spots again, this time with senior co-captain Jillian Fraser taking first place at 9.2, followed by Hayley Myrbeck in second place at 8.9. Senior co-captain Jackie Hansen took third place with an 8.8 in the last home meet of her high school career.

— Sean Walsh is the sports editor for www.capecod.com. His email is [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @coachwalshccbm

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