GYMNASTICS: ‘Powerful Two’ lead Worthington gymnasts to victory over LuverneWORTHINGTON — Taylor Erwin said she felt like she was on her game. And that was bad news for her competition.
By: Aaron Hagen, Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON — Taylor Erwin said she felt like she was on her game.
And that was bad news for her competition.
Erwin finished first in the bars, beam, floor and the all-around, leading Worthington to a victory against Luverne Friday night in a gymnastics meet.
“I was really on (Friday),” Erwin said. “It’s because I came in really confident and we warmed up really good as a team so that kind of kept all of our self-esteem up. It was nice.”
Worthington finished with 134.025 points — a season high.
“We keep moving on up, we keep climbing the mountain,” Worthington head coach Joni Reitmeier said. “Slow, but steady.
“That’s what it’s about. We go to practice, we work on the things that we’re weak on, and we try to include the things that we’re already strong on. We really worked on execution and amplitude on our floor routines because that’s something that we kind of lacked.”
Luverne finished with 126.825 points.
“I thought the girls did a good job,” Luverne coach Phoebe Flom said. “We had some problems finishing all the passes on the floor, but they came through. The beam is our tough spot, and we have some things we can do there, but overall, I was pleased.”
While Erwin won three of the four events, teammate Tara Svalland wasn’t far behind.
“She did wonderful,” Reitmeier said of Svalland. “She’s coming back from an injury and it’s still something we have to be very careful with.