Tiger gymnasts set new high score in win over Trojans
The Tigers hosted the Ortonville/Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Trojans on Monday, Feb. 4, in their final home meet of the season.
Both the JV and varsity set new season-high event totals at the beam. Varsity also had a new season-high event total on the bars.
“This was an awesome meet for us,” said coach Trent Oberg. “Everyone was having fun, looked relaxed and supported one another. This was probably one of the most fun meets for me that I can remember. It was great.
“The Lady Tigers did an amazing job and we couldn’t be more proud and happy with them.
“Ortonville has a smaller team and was not able to fill their junior varsity roster. I was able to fill in the remaining spots; which allowed for more of the JV gymnasts to get some meet experience. It was also our Parents’ Night so we tried to get as many gymnasts competing as possible. There was a lot of energy in the gym.
“It was a ‘night and day’ difference from our previous meet with Melrose. The Melrose meet was a driving force for the girls to improve when they entered Monday's meet with Ortonville.
“We continue to see improvements at the bars and beam. The Lady Tigers have been working hard to clean-up, rearrange and add new combinations to their respective routines. The team event totals are increasing and becoming more consistent.
Varsity: Morris/C-A 118.25, Ortonville/CGB 93.35
The varsity set a new season-high team score of 118.25 against Ortonville’s 93.35.
The Tigers recorded one personal-best score, along with two new season-high event totals. The Tigers nearly swept all places at each event.
Abby Travis stuck her balance beam routine.
“Eighth grader Kendra Jergenson had a good night on the beam as well. She had a solid performance and scored a 7.1. Her efforts were rewarded with a new personal-best score and a third-place finish. Kendra is aggressive and confident with her routine. It will be exciting to see how she continues to develop her talents. She is willing to try new things, has a great attitude, and works hard."
Kourtney Giese took first place on vault, bars, and floor, second place on beam, and first in all around.
Hailey Kotts placed second on vault and bars.
Paige Schieler took second place on floor.
Abby Travis took third place on vault.
Kendra Buro took third place on bars
Savannah Aanerud took third place on floor.
Junior Varsity: Morris/C-A 97.35, Ortonville/CGB 58.3
The junior varsity swept all places at each event while setting 11l personal-best scores, two ties for personal best, and one new season-high event total.
“If my memory is correct, this is the first time that the Tiger gymnasts have done this.
“Sophomore Grace Kruger had a great beam routine. She has been working hard during practice to keep everything connected. Her efforts paid off with a new personal-best score of 6.4 – a full point higher than her old PB and a first-place finish."
Aanerud took first place on vault and tied for third place on bars.
Carly Maanum took first place on bars and tied for second place on beam.
Grace Kruger took first place on beam.
Hailey Kotts took first place on floor.
Katie Cannon took first place in all around, third on vault, and second on floor.
Paige Schieler took second place on vault.
Kindra Cannon took second place on bars.
Cassidy Fehr took second place in all around.
Kendra Jergenson tied for third place on bars.
Anna Grove tied for second place on beam and placed third on floor.