Ava Axelrood finished 3rd in the all-around competition and led the Evanston gymnastics team to a 4th place team finish Friday at the Winter Wonderland Invitational hosted by Maine West.
Axelrood's all-round score of 33.15 trailed only Afroditi Baltsas of Maine East (35.10) and Katie Talens of Elk Grove (33.35) in the final standings. Axelrood finished second on uneven bars with a score of 8.40 and took fourth on balance beam at 8.40.
As a team, ETHS ranked fourth in the 8-team field with 88.80 points. Maine East captured the team title at 94.20.