North Stafford High School won the 11th annual Park View Invitational gymnastics meet yesterday, paced by a superb performance by all-around champion Mindy Berg.
North Stafford finished with 107.25 points. West Springfield was runner-up with 102.5 points.
Last week, Berg won the all-around title in leading North Stafford to the team title at the North-South Invitational at Lake Braddock.
Yesterday, Berg set a school record with her performance (36.95 points) in winning the all-around. The sophomore won the vault (9.25), was second in beam (9.4) and bars (9.35), and third in floor exercise (9.0).
"I wanted to do the best I could," said Berg. "I came in and hit everything. There was a lot of pressure coming into this meet. If I didn't repeat it would seem like a fluke."
Said North Stafford Coach Wendy Payne: "She hit all her routines today. We had a good meet overall."
The Wolverines finished one-two-three in the floor exercise with Tanya Dean winning with a 9.15, followed by Teri Fleming (9.1) and Berg.
Mount Vernon's Regina Oelrich was runner-up in the all-around competition with 35.75 points. She won the bars (9.4) and was third on beam (8.8).
West Springfield's Rachel Griffin led her team to second place by placing first on beam (9.45), second in vault (9.15) and third in the all-around (35.4).
Stafford High School finished third with 101.1 points followed by Class AA Park View at 100.7.
Lake Braddock, the defending meet and state champion, finished fifth with 99.7 points. The Bruins' top gymnast, Misty Minger, is out indefinitely because of a skiing injury.
"The pressure has dropped down to the next highest scoring people," said Lake Braddock Coach Anne Ripley. "We're not at our healthiest."