Union County’s Hayley Kottka qualified for the IHSAA Gymnastics Regional at last weekend’s sectional competition at Connersville.

Hayley qualified for regional competition for a fourth consecutive year.
The 2021 IHSAA Regional is Saturday, March 6, at Columbus East High School.

The UC senior advanced out of the 10-team Connersville Sectional with an 8.5, fourth-place finish in uneven bars. Hayley placed 7th in the all-around, just missing advancing in that exercise as well. The top six scores in vault, bars, balance beam, floor routine and all-around advance to the regional round.

As a freshman, Hayley advanced to regional in vault. The bars have been her ticket to regional for the past three years.

At this year’s sectional, Hayley’s scores/placing include vault 8.45 (16th), bars 8.5 (4th), beam 7.875 (10th), floor 8.025 (15th) and all-around 32.85 (7th). All- Around is a combined total of vault, bars, beam and floor scores.