PREP GYMNASTICS ROUNDUP: MCW/F gets best of WHS gymnastsSHERBURN — It was a similar story for the Worthington gymnastics team on Tuesday night. Again, the beam caused problems.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
SHERBURN — It was a similar story for the Worthington gymnastics team on Tuesday night.
Again, the beam caused problems.
Worthington struggled the stay on the apparatus in a loss to Martin County West/Fairmont.
MCW/F scored 137.3, while the Trojans had a 127.325.
“We had 10 falls on varsity beam,” WHS head coach Joni Reitmeier said. “If you add up a half a point for each fall, that’s an awful lot of points we gave up. The margin would have been a lot closer if we would have had a better beam night.”
“That’s the name of the game, you have to stay on the balance beam, and we just couldn’t do that today. But overall, we had really good performances on the other three events. I’m really happy about how the girls performed. We went out and did very well against a very tough team.”
Tara Svalland was first on the floor with a 9.25, while Paige Kinley was fourth with an 8.825.
Svalland was second on the vault with a 9.35 and third on the bars with an 8.1.
She was third on the beam with a 7.7, while Genevieve Bern was fifth with a 7.425.
In the all around, Svalland was second with a 34.4, while Kinley was fifth with a 32.025.
The Worthington junior varsity scored a 110.45 as a team, while MCW/F had a 116.85.
Stephanie Jaycox led the Trojans with an 8.3 on the vault to finish first. Haley Gravenhof was second with an 8.2, while Whitney Jensen was third with an 8.15.
Sam Thuringer’s 8.0 on the beam landed her first, while Tori Svalland was fifth.
Ellen Dudley was first on the floor with a 7.9, while Gravenhof was second with a 7.7.
Gravenhof was also second in the all around with a 26.3.
The Trojans will be at the Jackson County Central Sweetheart Invite on Saturday.
Arrows defeat West Central
PIPESTONE — Londyn Swensen and Amber Haupert finished either first or second in nearly every event, leading Pipestone Area past West Central (S.D.).
The Arrows finished with 128.6 points, while West Central finished with 114.4.
Haupert was first on the vault with a score of 9.075, while Swensen was second with an 8.8.
Shanda Bogstad was third for the Arrows with an 8.725.
On the bars, Haupert was first with a 7.8, while Bogstad was second with a 7.575. Swensen was third with a 7.35.
On the beam, Swensen was first with an 8.425, while Haupert was second with a 7.45.
Maggie Perkins was third with a 7.35.
Swensen was first on the floor with an 8.9, while Haupert was second with an 8.4.
Nicole Wiese was third with an 8.3.
In the all-around competition, Swensen was first with a 33.475, while Haupert was second with a 32.725.
Bogstad was third with a 31.275.
The Arrows will compete again on Friday at Redwood Valley.