Carmel ended a long wait at the 2010 state gymnastics meet by winning its first state team title since 1993.
 
  Much of the focus this season could be on repeating since several underclassmen were among many of last year's top performances. While 2010 state all-around champion Kim Gotlund of Warren (38.275) graduated, five of the next six finishers were underclassmen.
 
  Prairie Ridge/District 155 co-op junior Jenny Covers became her program's first state champion on floor exercise (9.625) and also won vault (9.8) for the second year in a row. Covers also was third in all-around (37.675) after winning the 2009 title.
 
  Stevenson sophomore Ali Castriano won the state balance beam title (9.65) after tying for second in 2009. Castriano also was fourth in all-around (37.65) and was all-state on vault (5th, 9.65).
 
   Addison Trail junior Alyssa Cruz was second in all-around (37.875) and reached the finals on three events after posting the state's highest score in sectional competition (38.225).
 
  The Corsairs (147.25 points) graduated Amber Mirski (6th in all-around), but sophomores Kirstin Mirski and Jen Zeller were event finalists.
 
  Lyons Township (146.775) and Fremd (145.925) were second and third with Prairie Ridge/District 155 co-op (145.825) a close fourth. Glenbard West (145.65), Hinsdale Central (144.025), Glenbard North (143.95) and Lake Forest (143.25) were fifth through eighth.
 
  Carmel and LT made their fourth state team appearances, Hinsdale Central and Glenbard North their second in a row and Fremd its 18th straight. Lake Forest qualified for the first time since 1985.
  Individually, Carmel's Kristin Mirski was sixth in all-around (37.425), just 0.125 ahead of seventh-place Amber, and all-state on floor (3rd) and beam (4th).
  LT's Carolyn Cozza (5th on vault) and Simone Bunsen were event finalists as juniors. Graduated Caitin Golota (5th on bars) was Fremd's lone event finalist. Prairie Ridge/District 155 co-op juniors Molly Sandquist (5th on beam) and Taylor Weber (5th on floor) also earned all-state honors.
 
  Lake Forest's Kylie Carlson was second on floor (9.6) and the lone freshman among last year's top 10 all-arounders, taking seventh (37.30). Junior Ofelia Carmichael also reached the finals on vault for the Foresters.
 
  Hinsdale Central sophomore Kristen Grilli took second on bars (9.525) -- the highest individual finish in program history -- and was fourth on vault and 10th in all-around (37.05).
 
  Glenbard West graduated senior beam finalist Sarah Udelhofen but the rest of its state lineup was underclassmen, including floor finalists Becky Mladucky and Missy Guzman.
 
  Other underclassmen who were event finalists were Schaumburg sophomore Ashley Miller (uneven bars) and Lincoln-Way co-op sophomore Kaitlyn Neiheisel (beam).