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Gymnastics: Worthington, JCC look sharp

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ST. JAMES — Maria Contreras and Paige Kinley won individual events to lead the Worthington Trojans gymnastics team to a 135.25 to 101.5 victory over St. James Tuesday night.

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The win keeps Worthington undefeated on the winter season at 6-0. Head coach Joni Reitmeier was especially pleased Tuesday that the Trojans performed well on the balance beam. It had been an area the team had been working to improve on throughout the year.

“We had a really good meet. We were very good on the balance beam today. Had a few struggles on the floor, which was unusual for us, but all in all a very good meet,” Reitmeier said.

Kinley won the balance beam competition with a score of 9.05. Teammate Taylor Eggers (8.8) was second while teammates Liz Hayenga and Whitney Jensen tied for third with 8.35.

Kinley also won the uneven parallel bars event with an 8.375. Eggers (7.825) and Contreras (7.4) placed second and third.

Contreras took the vauilt in 9.025, as Kinley followed with an 8.925 and Hayenga an 8.9.

In the floor exercise, Contreras finished on top with an 8.9. Kinley with an 8.5 and Jensen with an 8.475 finished second and third.

Kinley posted an all-around score of 34.85, which was best in the field. Eggers was second at 33.575 and Conteras third at 33.075.

Worthington also won the B squad competition 108.4 to 85.5. Firsts for Worthington were turned in by Rachel Spartz in vault (8.65), bars (6.5) and all-around (28.5). The Trojans’ Claire Ludes won beam (7.2) and floor (7.6).

JCC at Marshall

MARSHALL — Haley Bass won the uneven parallel bars (8.225) and balance beam (9.025) events to help Jackson County Central to a 135.085 to 111.55 win over Southwest Conference opponent Marshall.

JCC’s Abby Schneekloth won the vault with a 9.05. And another Husky, Brielle Scheepstra, won the floor exercise with a 9.1.

Bass, who won the all-around competition with a 34.91, placed second in vault (8.775) and second on floor (8.85). Teammate Brooklyn Schuett, who was second in the all-around with a 31.9, was second on bars (7.9) and second on beam (8.35).

JCC won the B squad competition 126.8 to 90.2.

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