Gymnastics: Trojans surpass 133 mark
MARSHALL — As gymnastics meets go, it was one-sided. The Worthington Trojans defeated Southwest Conference opponent Marshall 133.5 to 107.15 Thursday night as veteran Paige Kinley won the uneven parallel bars, balance beam and floor competitions en route to a first place finish in the all-around.
“We had a very good meet,” said WHS head coach Joni Reitmeier, who noted that the total score was higher than Tuesday’s victory over New Ulm.
Worthington is 3-0 in varsity gymnastics this season, and showing consistency. In all three victories, the Trojans scored more than 130 points, and Thursday’s point total was the highest yet. Reitmeier said the girls are still making too many falls on the balance beam, but the feelings emanating out of Marshall were mostly very positive.
Kinley scored 8.85 points on bars, 8.7 on beam and 9.2 on floor, and she placed third on the vault with an 8.775. She tallied a 35.525 on the all-around.
Teammate Maria Contreras won the vaulting competition with an 8.975. She was third on bars (7.55) and third on beam (7.8). She was second in the all-around with 32.725.
Another Trojan, Liz Hayenga, was second on vault with 8.8 and second on beam with 8.45. She was third in the all-around with 32.7.
Worthington’s Taylor Eggers placed second on bars (7.65) and third on floor (8.55). Teammate Whitney Jensen was second on floor with 8.9.
Worthington also won the junior varsity competition 107.75 to 89.4. Firsts for Worthington were turned in by Rachel Spartz in vault (8.5), bars (6.3) and all-around (28.9), and Claire Ludes on beam (7.75) and floor (7.7).
WHS will host its first home meet of the season Thursday against Hendricks in the local armory.
Windom Area 127.95
WELCOME — Rebecca Steen won two individual events and the all-around to lead Martin County Area over Windom Area.
Steen took the vault with a 9.225 score and the uneven parallel bars with an 8.875, placing second on balance beam (8.675) and second on the floor exercise (9.0). She accumulated 35.65 points in the all-around competition.
The Magic’s Beraiah Peterson won the balance beam with an 8.675. Windom Area’s Miki Bolin won the floor exercise with a 9.05.
Bolin placed second in the all-around with 33.775 points. Windom Area teammate Hannah Kloss was third in the all-around with 33.025.
Kloss placed second on the vault (9.05) and third on the floor (8.825). Bolin was third on vault (9.0) and tied for third on beam (7.825).
Martin County Area won the junior varsity event 123.05 to 91.95.