Tanager gymnasts compete in Mitchell Invitational

Tanager gymnasts compete in Mitchell Invitational by Jim Prosser The Tanager gymnastics team competed in the Mitchell invitational on Saturday, Dec. 21, scoring 110.4 points and placing 10th.

The tournament consisted of 12 schools, 10 from the AA ranks, one class A state championship team and Vermillion.

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

Theresa Ring � bars, 3.85.

Sarah Gregg � beam, 7.45.

Amy Mart, vault, 6.1.

Tristen Upward � beam 5.15; floor 5.8.

Ariel Hofman � bars, 7.875; beam, 7.8; floor, 7.725; vault, 8.05.

Katie Connors � bars, 6.9; beam, 4.7; vault, 8.45.

Britney Gilkyson � bars, 7.35; vault, 7.95.

Sarah Christopherson � bars, 7.5; beam, 6.1; floor, 7.95; vault, 8.35.

Totals � bars, 29.625; beam, 26.5; floor, 21.475; vault, 32.8.

"We didn't quite meet my expectation for this meet," said coach Mark Upward. "We had a good start on vault and bars, but the beam and floor weren't up to par."

Note: The Tanagers' Katie Connors had a nasty fall during her beam performance and was unable to compete on the last event, floor. There were only four VHS floor performers to begin with, so there were only three scores available for the team total. Also � Ariel Hofman qualified for state with a 31.45 in the all-around. She met the standard of at least 30.0 points for three meets during the season.

Sarah Christopherson only needs one more 30.0+ all-around score and she, too, will qualify for state.

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