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Prep gymnastics: Worthington cleans up at Blue Earth Area

WINNEBAGO -- Worthington dominated in every way Tuesday with a convincing Big South Conference victory over Blue Earth Area.The Trojans swept the top three in each of the four events and tallied the top three all-around gymnasts. As a team, they ...

WINNEBAGO - Worthington dominated in every way Tuesday with a convincing Big South Conference victory over Blue Earth Area.
The Trojans swept the top three in each of the four events and tallied the top three all-around gymnasts. As a team, they took a 139.425-108.925 win.
“It was a great night,” Worthington head coach Joni Reitmeier said. “All of the girls performed really well. I can’t think of anything that we didn’t do well tonight. It was just an overall good meet for us.”
The top overall performer was eighth-grader McKenna Prunty, who racked up 35.925 points between the four events. That included event wins on the bars (8.7) and the floor exercise (9.3) while taking second on the vault (9.025) and on the balance beam (8.9).
Taylor Eggers had one event title as she finished second in the all-around with a 35.5. The freshman received the top score of 9.075 on the vault to win the event. She also placed second on the bars (8.575) and the floor (9.05) while taking third on the beam with an 8.8.
Kara Thuringer placed in the top three in three events on her way to a third-place all-around performance. She totaled 34.8 points, aided in large part by a win on the balance beam. There, her score of 9.05 was good for first. She also took third in both the vault (8.9) and the floor (8.9).
After sitting out due to injury at the Sweetheart Invitational in Jackson on Saturday, sophomore standout Maria Contreras returned for one event Tuesday and plans to compete in all four again on Thursday when Worthington hosts Luverne.
The one event was a good one for her. She received a score of 8.175 from the three judges to take third place on the bars.

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