Shorthanded gymnasts improve scores

S. Lee Epps

The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston gymnasts opened the season at home on Dec. 5 versus Stewartville. The Tigers outscored the shorthanded Warriors, 118.85to 99.325.

On Dec. 7, the team score improved as the girls finished fifth among the five teams at the Byron Invitational.


“Overall, the girls pulled off a pretty good meet considering it was the first meet of the season," said coach Jackie Johnson.  

"Our goal was to put up a team total of 100 points, and we came pretty close (99.325), considering we had one all-around for varsity out due to injury and also were missing two others on our varsity team.

"We had to move up a few girls from JV to fill those spots and competed short on the JV team; the JV score is low do to that.”

The Warriors were most competitive on vault, where the team scored 30.1 and Brianna Johnson placed fourth with a score of 7.75 - the team's best individual grade of the meet.

The top five scorers in each event earn all-conference points. Johnson and Sabrina Lisota tied for fifth place on the balance beam with scores of 6.225. April Bauer was fifth on the uneven bars.

In all-around scoring (competing in all four events), Ayshia Gay was third at 25.23. Johnson was fourth (25.03) and Breanna VanGundy fifth (23.4)

"Looking forward to getting everyone healthy and competing with a full JV and seeing what kind of scores we can put together with a healthy varsity team," added the coach.

Total: Sv 118.85, C/SG/H 99.325

Bars: Sv 26.55, C/SG/H 21

Beam: Sv 28.25, C/SG/H 22.65

Floor: Sv 31.5, C/SG/H 25.575

Vault: Sv 32.55, C/SG/H 30.1

Byron Invite

The team had still not received the complete official results before the Herald went to press.

"Girls did well and pleased that we managed to bring score up four points from our last meet," said Coach Johnson.

TEAMS: Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa 146. 30, Byron 132.50, Red Wing 131.85, La Crescent-Hokah 122.05, C/SG/H 103.60