Team scores improve for Warrior gymnasts
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 4:34 AM
The Caledonia co-op varsity gymnastics squad continued to improve last week, posting its highest cumulative scores of the year versus Pine Island. It was a home contest for the Warriors, who netted 118.98 points to PI's 122.20.
On vault, the Panthers placed 1-2 with Sarah Haskell (8.525) and Siera McNallan (8.325) leading the way. Warrior Tara Solberg was close behind at 8.325 followed by teammate Kaylee Cavanaugh (8.300) and Katie Schultz of PI (8.225). Abby Hoskins (8.10) and Sierra Hunter (7.825) also competed for the varsity.
The floor routine was won by Haskell at 8.475, McNallan second at 8.300 and Cavanaugh third with 8.275. Hunter took fourth at 7.975. Schultz was fifth highest at 7.800. Solberg scored 7.18 while teammates Emily Hahn (6.65) and Hoskins (6.65) also posted scores in the event.
Balance beam honors went to Cavanaugh with a 7.775, Haskell second at 7.750, Hunter third with 7.700, Solberg fourth at 7.25 and McNallan fifth at 7.200. Hahn earned 6.275 points while Hoskins averaged 5.20.
On parallel bars, McNallan was the top point-getter at 8.100. Hunter scored 7.950. Haskell was third at 7.675 followed by teammate Schultz at 7.325. The Warrior's Skylar Schoh took the fifth spot with a score of 7.150. Solberg got 6.900 while Hoskins was awarded 5.350 points.
Overall gymnast scores had four ladies breaking into the 30s. Haskell led with a 32.425 followed by McNallan (31.925). Hunter led the Warriors at 31.450. PI's Schultz scored a 30.525. Solberg edged closer to the 30-mark at 29.650. Hoskins took sixth with a cumulative score of 25.100.
"We still need to add Kaylee Cavanaugh on the bars, and then we hope to hit a team goal score of 120.00 or over," Coach Jackie Johnson said following the meet.
"We are still working on getting more girls competing on JV and (it) would be great to have four to five girls on each event. The only events we have full are floor and beam so we need to continue to work hard with these girls to have a full team."
Some of the top JV scores for Caledonia included Alissa Peterson taking a 5.25 on beam and Becca Roble earning 4.90 on floor. Hahn took first on vault (7.950) and third on bars at 4.70. Erin Schultz also competed on bars, earning 4.55. Cumulative totals gave the Warriors 68.45 JV points while PI earned 94.50.