Abby Hasanov dominates as Barrington wins regional

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BARRINGTON — A year ago, a freshman jumped on the scene and made a huge impact for a young Barrington girls gymnastics team.

Now she’s doing it as a sophomore.

Abby Hasanov dominated Monday’s Barrington Regional, winning all four events and the all-around title with a score of 38.225. She was nearly two points ahead of runner-up Allison Riedel (36.425) of Jacobs in the all-around.

“I just went out there and did what I’m supposed to be doing,” Hasanov said. “Last year this was a new experience for me. Now I know a lot more about what to expect and our team did very well.”

Barrington finished with 147.025 points to earn an automatic sectional berth (at-large bids will be announced at a later time, according to the IHSA website). Runner-up Conant was a distant second with 141.050 points. Palatine was third with a 132.950 and Hoffman Estates placed fourth with a 122.125.

“We’re slowly progressing,” Barrington coach Jason Loeffler said. “Like I told one of my assistant coaches today, we need to do what we did here two more times. What’s nice is we have some time now and we know where we’re lacking and can trust that they’ll push hard this week to get better.”

Hasanov’s highest score came on beam with a 9.65, but she was solid throughout with a 9.6 on vault, 9.575 on floor and 9.4 on bars in averaging a 9.55.

Senior Brooke Morgan added a 9.525 on vault while freshman Rachel Timperman had a 9.35 on floor for the winners.

Conant seniors Rachel Tong (35.525) and Meicie Bennett (35.175) finished 3-4 in the all-around and put the Cougars in a good position to qualify for sectionals as a team via an at-large berth.

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