Archive - Apr 11, 2012 - Sports Article
When Valley City High School runner Ruth Ihry started with the schoolâs track and field team, she wasnât much for distance.
âShe used to be a sprinter,â her teammate, Allyson Suhr, said with a friendly, if not slightly accusatory tone. âWe converted her.â
Asked why, Ihry thinks for a minute.
âAll my friends,â Ihry said.
Now, Ihry has become one of the numerous distance runners on a team that has plenty of depth in the area.
The Valley Twisters gymnastics team improved on an already great season earlier this month at the USA Gymnastics state championships in Bismarck.
Over 200 gymnasts from all across the state competed in the three-day meet.
The team was lead by Taylor Johnson, a Level 8 gymnast, who rejoined the Twisters after her first season in high school gymnastics. She placed second on the floor with a 9.225 and took third in the beam. She also placed sixth on the bars and eighth on the vault. Her all around score of 34.150 was good for sixth place and also qualified her for the 2012