VHS gymnasts win at West Central meet

VHS gymnasts win at West Central meet Winter arrived a week early on the tail of 35 straight days of higher than normal temperatures. With it came wet snow and slippery roads and a gymnastics dual meet at West Central High School for the Tanager team on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

"It was an interesting meet Tuesday night," said Coach Mark Upward. "One judge ended up in a ditch on the way to the meet, so we had three judges instead of four. We didn't look sharp at all, but we were able to perform well enough to win."

Amber Reisdorph was champion in All Around competition with a 26.6 score, and Terri Upward placed third.

The individual scores placed them in each event as follows:

Uneven Parallel Bars: Kelsey Clark (WC) 7.3, Heidi Bloom (WC) 7.25, Brittany Gilkyson (V) 5.8, Natalie Tuetken (V) 5.7, Reisdorph (V) 5.6.

Balance Beam: Beth Pier (V) 6.9, Terri Upward (V) 6.3, Tabitha Hubert (V) 6.2, Reisdorph 5.9, Korrie Irvine (WC) 5.8.

Floor Exercise: Reisdorph (V) 7.5, Bloom (WC) 7.3, Irvine (WC) 7.0, Pier (V) 6.9, Katie Connors (V) 6.6.

Vault: Bloom 8.0, Reisdorph 7.6, E. McNamara (WC), three-way tie (WC).

Final team scores: West Central � 99.75, Vermillion � 103.3.

The junior varsity members have been unable to a create or develop a floor exercise routine,

as of yet, which affects the total score at a meet. Individual scores in each other event were:

Uneven Parallel Bars: Maggie Kaffar (WC) 3.8, Jessica Lyborger (WC) 2.6, Sarah Christopherson (V) 2.5, Joanna Eastman(V) 2.4.

Balance Beam: Lyborger (WC) 5.8, Christopherson (V) 5.1, Kari Pence (WC) 4.7 Salina

Dunkenson (V) 4.6.

Vault: Brittany Gilkyson (V) 7.0, Breanna Dumke (WC) 7.0 (tie), Christopherson (V) 6.6, Shantel Snodgrass (WC) 6.1, Dani O'Connor(V) 5.9.

Final JV team scores: Vermillion � 52.0, West Central � 63.5.

The Tanagers were at the Mitchell Invitational Saturday, Dec. 18 and will host the first annual Winter Wonderland Invitational on Thursday, Dec. 30,

1999 � your last time in the 20th century to enjoy a gymnastics competition! There will be six schools represented. The meet will begin at noon.

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