Sophomore Meg Stephens won four gold medals, including the all-around title, to lead Lakeside to a 4.275 point victory over three-time defending champion Dunwoody in the 2012 DeKalb County gymnastics championships at Dunwoody on April 16.
Stephens and Lakeside teammate Linsey Bergstrom were in the top three in the all-around to help the Vikings earn 98.225 points and end two years of runner-up finishes to Dunwoody. Tucker was third with 84.750 points followed by Southwest DeKalb with 74.175 and Arabia Mountain with 72.6.
The title was Lakeside’s 17th overall since the girls’ championships began in 1966 and the first since 2008. Tucker has nine county titles while Dunwoody and Redan are tied with seven each.
Stephens had a combined total of 34.175 points to take the gold in the all-around, just .875 points ahead of second place Oksana Casey of Dunwoody who finished with 33.3 points. Bergstrom was third with a total of 31.85 followed by 2011 county champion sophomore Camille Cassar of Arabia Mountain at 31.45 in fourth, Dunwoody sophomore Lizzie Marra in fifth (31.1) and senior Asha Bashir of Tucker was sixth (29.9).
Stephens won the balance beam (8.65) and the floor exercise (9.025), and tied Casey for first place in the uneven parallel bars with a score of 8.7. The 9.025 in the floor exercise was the highest score of the meet. Lakeside freshman Jennifer Honein took bronze in the bars with a score of 8.2.
Cassar scored a 9.0 to take the silver in the floor exercise while Casey took bronze with 8.6.
Bergstrom was second in the beam at 8.2 with Casey taking her second bronze with an 8.0.
Tucker’s Bashir grabbed the gold medal in the vault with an 8.3, followed by freshman Kelsey Williamson and Bergstrom of Lakeside in a tie for the silver with a score of 8.25.