VHS gymnasts host Yankton in dual meet

VHS gymnasts host Yankton in dual meet by Jim Prosser With the new year at hand and the sub-zero weather gone for now, the Tanager gymnasts had a team point total 102.3 in the dual meet held at the VHS gym on Thursday, Jan. 3. The AA Yankton Gazelles won the meet with a 135.2 score but the young Vermillion girls had some fine performances.

Vermillion participants, their scores and place in each event are listed below.

Name Bars Beam Floor Vault

Amber Reisdorph 6.55 3.9 7.65 7.4 (All around 25.5)

Katie Connors 6.65 4.75 7.4 7.7 (All around 26.5)

Sarah Christopherson 6.4 8.25(4th) 8.8(2nd)

Meganne Hovden 7.15 7.5

Sarah Gregg 6.8

Krystal Clark 5.4

Amanda Haukaas 4.7

TOTALS 20.35 21.85 28.70 31.40

�We had some very good individual performances against Yankton. Sarah Christopherson had an excellent vault, but hurt her knee on the bars,� said Coach Mark Upward. �We will just have to wait and see how much she can do next week.�

In the JV section, Tristen Upward placed first on the balance beam, and second on bars, which gave her the second place in all around. Megan Epping had the best Tanager JV score on floor and placed fifth in all around, and Kaili Johnson had a good showing by placing sixth in all around. More than a dozen young Vermillion gymnasts had a chance to compete in the JV division.

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