LaBue was second on beam (9.4) and fifth on vault (9.325) and Burnham fifth on uneven bars (9.15) for her third state trip. The 2018 state beam champion, LaBue was sidelined most of last season.
“I’m just going to go out there and end my gymnastics career with being satisfied and just hoping I can go out there and do my best,” LaBue said.
For at-large, LaBue (36.40), Erin Donovan (36.15) and Burnham (35.95) were sixth through eighth in all-around. Also sixth were Wheaton co-op senior Natalie Gillis (9.225 on vault), Honig (9.325) and Kartheiser (9.125 on uneven bars), a 2019 state finalist on the event.
Other at-large hopefuls are Willowbrook sophomore Tess Placek (7th, 9.2), eighth-place St. Charles co-op junior Sydney Kamin and Ceglinski (9.175 each) and Bhagwakar (11th, 9.1) on vault, Geneva junior Olivia Takesue on floor (8th, 9.175), Glenbard West freshman Brooklyn Ford on beam (9th, 8.85) and Wheaton co-op senior Maura Clark on uneven bars (11th, 8.95).
“I’m actually really proud of [my pike Tsuk], considering warmups were a little shaky. Being able to nail it in the competition was really rewarding,” Kamin said.
Placek’s pike Tsuk achieved her highest score of this season.
“There’s always things you can do better. But it’s the best one I’ve done all year so I’m pretty proud of that one,” Placek said.