STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE
After falling on her first of two attempts on the vault at last year’s Division I gymnastics state meet, Kamryn Sharer didn’t crumble.
Why would she? She had nothing to lose.
The Avon High gymnast had finished only fifth in vault (9.35) at the West Geauga sectional and eighth (9.275) two weeks later at the West Geauga district.
With those credentials, Sharer didn’t appear to be a real contender at state.
Appearances, as everyone knows, can be deceiving.
Sharer stuck her second vault, nailing her high-value pike layout Yurchenko, to tie Magnificat’s Jessica Androsik for second place at the state meet at Hilliard Bradley High School with a score of 9.475.
“I had a lot of power on my first vault and didn’t open up my pike soon enough so I was over-rotated,” said Sharer, a junior. “I opened up my pike earlier on my second try and spotted my landing.”
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