Wilton gymnasts continue to score high

With its third score of 136 or higher in as many meets, the Wilton High gymnastics team will taking some momentum into this Saturday’s FCIAC championships.

In Monday’s meet at home, the Warriors scored 136.3 to defeat a shorthanded Joel Barlow squad that had only two gymnasts.

The score comes off Saturday’s season-best 140.65.

The Warriors have bumped up their season average to 133.99 and are fifth in the state rankings. Factoring in all seven meets, the team’s average is 134.

The FCIAC championships take place at Westhill High School at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Greenwich and Trumbull, the state’s two top-ranked teams, are the favorites, with Fairfield Ludlowe (134.26) and Wilton most likely battling it out for third place.

Jess Olin led Wilton on all four events on Monday, with season-best scores on beam (9.1) and floor (9.5), and a season-best all-around score of 36.8.

Brooke Taffler had a season-best 8.9 on bars.

Results were:

Wilton 136.3

Vault (34.2) — Jess Olin 9.2, Carter Siegel 8.5, Brooke Taffler 8.3, Lilly Byrnes 8.2, Katie Walsh 8.1, Peyton Gildersleeve 7.9;

Bars (34.8) — Jess Olin 9.0, Brooke Taffler 8.9, Sam Huffman 8.6, Alyssa Jarrett 8.3, Lauren Cooper 8.1, Meg McNamara 8.0;

Beam (33.7) — Jess Olin 9.1, Kate Ginsberg 8.4, Alyssa Jarrett 8.2, Sam Huffman 8.0, Lilly Byrnes 7.8;

Floor (33.6) — Jess Olin 9.5, Lilly Byrnes 9.0, Sam Huffman 7.8, Kate Ginsberg 7.3, Meg McNamara 7.3;

All-around — Jess Olin 36.8.