Alpharetta’s Kelsey Kopec added to her legacy as one of the state’s all-time best in high school gymnastics.
The junior was crowned the all-around champion for the second year in a year at Friday’s state meet, winning three out of four individual events.
“Kelsey is creating quite a legacy for herself in Georgia gymnastics,” Alpharetta assistant Michelle Drehoff said. “It’s tough to go in there and defend your title. There’s all the pressure and all the eyes on you. She kept her focus and did what she needed to do.”
Tift County won the team championship with a score of 109.95, narrowly edging out Alpharetta (109.75). Walton finished third, followed by Westminster, Milton and Kell.
“We are so excited about taking home a state championship,” Tift County coach Jodi Roberts said. “The key was that our girls were so confident. We had a lot of fun and did what we needed to do to win it.
“We only focused on our