The Paper photo by Lori Poteet<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->South's Jade Hill placed first on the beam.
The Paper photo by Lori Poteet

South's Jade Hill placed first on the beam.
Southmont's gymnastics team edged out North Montgomery to win the county meet on Monday.

The Lady Mounties scored 92.1 points, their highest mark of the season.

"I'm so proud of the girls," said Southmont head coach Aimee Zachary. "Our beam was so much cleaner today and that just carried us into floor. That's all I've been preaching is just have a clean whole meet."

Southmont had the three highest scores in the beam, with Jade Hill (8.65), Maddie Mills (7.96) and Grace Lowe (7.725). Lowe was the winner in floor (8.525) with Hill coming in second (7.6265). Mills placed second in the vault (8.65) and Hill placed third in the all-around (30.675).

The Lady Chargers scored 90.05 points and were without Rachel Emmert who suffered an injury at Saturday's meet.

"We were missing one of our top gymnasts," said North Montgomery head coach Krissi Harpel. "We thought we had enough to pull it out, but it didn't go our way. The girls did an awesome job and everybody stepped up. Everyone had a great night so it just really came down to who had the best."

Halle Carpenter scored the best in the bars (8.125) and won the all-around (31.175). Ashlynn Bennett won the vault (8.725) and finished second in both the bars (7.625) and the all-around (30.85).

Crawfordsville scored 22.275 points. Alyssa Yund was third in bars (7.225) and Graysen Tharp finished fourth in the floor (7.3).

"Obviously we can't compete for county with two gymnasts but we really did well tonight,' said Crawfordsville head coach Marka McKeown. "We are trying to perfect the little things leading into sectional."