The gymnastics team got back on the winning track after losing two successive meets last week, beating the Bison of Buffalo by nearly nine points.
Becker, 141.0, Buffalo, 132.975
Josephine Kent took first place on vault Thursday evening, scoring an impressive 9.15 combined score performing a new vault technique she learned this season.
Eighth grader Hannah Schmidt also returned to the varsity vault line-up and took second place with her best two vaults of the season. Brooke Brower remained consistent and turned in a good solid vault for third place.
1). Kent, 9.15; 2). Schmidt, 9.075; 3). Brower, 8.95; 6). Haus, 8.75; 8). Hubbard, 8.7.
Brower took first place on bars with a personal best score of 9.1, executing a brand new routine that she competed for the first time.
“It is a very tough routine and it's a little risky, but she competed it with a lot of calm and confidence,” said Head Coach Jen Harmoning.
Alyssa Haus also did very well on bars, taking second place with a solid routine. Kent placed third, Megan Murphy took fourth place and Madie Edling placed sixth. All five girls hit their bar routines with no faults, making bars one of the team’s strongest, most consistent events.
1). Brower, 9.1; 2). Haus, 8.975; 3). Kent, 8.375; 4). Murphy, 8.325; 6). Madie Edling, 8.0.
Brower also took first place on the beam this week.
“She is starting to show confidence in her skills and has become very consistent for our team on this event,” said Harmoning.
Haus also had a solid routine on beam taking second place, while Montanna Edling took third with a stuck routine including a new, more difficult dismount.
“Our beam routines look better and better each week,” said the coach. “The girls have everything they need in the routines, they just need to all find that inner confidence and we will be a very strong team on this event.”
1). Brower, 8.8; 2). Haus, 8.625; 3). Montanna Edling, 8.525; 7). Sabrina Tiemens, 7.825; 9). Kent, 7.375.
The team finished strong on floor. Kent earned first place once again with a big score of 9.55. Montanna Edling took second place with a score of 9.4.
“These two have really been anchoring our floor well,” said Harmoning.
Haley Hubbard placed fourth with a personal best score of 9.075.
“She has worked hard to clean up the execution of her skills, and it really showed in her performance tonight,” said Harmoning.
1). Kent, 9.55; 2). Montanna Edling, 9.4; 4). Hubbard, 9.075; 6). Madie Edling, 8.55; 9). Haus, 8.2.
Haus won the all-around with a score of 34.55 and Kent placed second at 34.45.
Today (Sat.), Becker is hosting the Top 10 Class A gymnastics teams in the state. The meet begins at noon and will take place in the fieldhouse.
Next week, the girls take on the Bluejackets of Cambridge-Isanti Thursday in another important home meet that starts at 6:30 p.m.