Feb. 14, 2019 - Findlay Gymnast Jessica Lagerquist

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FINDLAY, Ohio (WTVG) - Findlay's Jessica Lagerquist is nearly on a chalk island with the Trojans gymnastics team. The junior is just one of two members on the team this season.

Even though Lagerquist is on a small team, she won every event at the Three Rivers Athletic Conference gymnastics championship on her way to earning TRAC Gymnast of the Year.

"There wasn't a whole lot to it, I just had a good day," Lagerquist said. "I had a lot of support. Even some of the other teams there were cheering me on as a good vault on the last event because I was the only person flipping. They were all super supportive and it was nice."

Lagerquist is in her second year on the team after moving to Findlay with her family before her sophomore year at Findlay High School from Saline, Mich.

"It was my first move and I just wasn't comfortable here yet," Lagerquist said. "I actually fell five times last year at the conference meet. And coming in this year I just had a better attitude."

Traci Dunn leads the program for the Trojans from her gym Findlay Elite Gymnastics.

"It's tough coming in when you're older," Dunn said. "Coming in just trying to find her place, find her niche. She's done a really nice job of being a leader in our gym cause we do expect our high school athletes to be leaders in our program."

Now it is time for the district meet which is one week away.

"I know I have the skills," Lagerquist said. "It is just completing it well. I mean you only get one shot."

Lagerquist had the support of her teammate Kaitlin Hardwick - who happened to finish second at the TRAC Championship in the All-Around standings.

"(Jessica) has a chance on every event and the all-around," Dunn said. "So it's just everything, it's a big mental part of the game. Who can hit, who can not hit."



 
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