The varsity team scored their season high and also had season highs on three of the four events as the Big Lake Gymnastics team beat Princeton, 140.175 to 110.925, improving to 3-1 in the Mississippi 8 Conference last Thursday.
Some of the girls added difficulty to their routines which increased their start values and led to higher scores.
“The girls have been working very hard everyday in practice in order to make those upgrades happen,” said Co-Head Coach Lanny Goldsmith. “We also are seeing more consistency in the routines and vaults we are training/competing along with a couple girls coming back from injuries.”
Because Goldsmith has such a deep and somewhat young team, there have been lots of competition for spots.
“It’s fun to see them support each other but also push each other for those opportunities to compete,” he said.
The team is ranked #5 in the first Class A state gymnastics rankings of the season.
A season high of 36.35. Big Lake had the top five varsity scores in Grace Kluk 8.5; Ava Heinen 8.7; Allie Goracke 8.95; Lola Visci 9.225 and Britney Krumrei 9.5.
The Hornets had the top five varsity scores in Katie Goracke 7.75; Sam Merten 7.85; Krumrei 7.9; Kluk 8.25 and Visci 9.2.
A season high of 35.3 a sBig Lake had five of the top six varsity scores in Allie Lu 7.95; Kennadie Ell 8.5; Visci 8.6; Autumn Grunewald 8.725 and Krumrei 9.475.
Another season high of 35.325 with the Hornets having the top five varsity scores in Visci 8.1; Ava Eastman 8.25; Ell 8.875; Amber Grunewald 8.925 and Krumrei 9.275.
Visci 35.125; Krumrei 36.15.
The JV team also won last Thursday and improved to 4-0 in the M8C, beating the Tigers 129.75 to 87.4.
“These girls have also been pushing consistency and upgrades in their routines as well,” said Coach Goldsmith. “Due to injuries and a few girls stepping up into varsity roles, our JV lineup has fluctuated somewhat throughout the season but the girls are handling the new roles and opportunities incredibly well.”
Top 3 JV Vault Scores
Kennadie Ell 8.5; Grace Gardner 8.5; Autumn Grunewald 8.35; Grace McCrone 8.35.
Top 3 JV Bars Scores
Grunewald 8.1; McCrone 7.7; Ell 7.45.
Top 3 JV Beam Scores
Grunewald 8.8; McCrone 8.4; Sam Merten 8.35.
Top 3 JV Floor Scores
Grunewald 8.2; Taylor Schreifels 8.0; Hannah Horvath 7.75.
Hannah Horvath 31.35.
Grunewald 33.375; Ell 33.325.