VHS Gymnasts compete at Sweetheart Invitational

VHS Gymnasts compete at Sweetheart Invitational By Jim Prosser Joining 10 other gymnastics teams from all over Minnesota, Vermillion competed at the Sweetheart Invitational Tournament in Jackson, MN on Saturday, Jan. 18. The Tanagers were facing their toughest teams of the year and scored 122.725 to place eighth in the varsity-only tourney. Schools like Big Lake, New Prague, and Mound Westonka had scores in the 140s as their participants performed routines not familiar to Tanager gymnasts.

Vermillion scores were:

Ariel Hofman � Bars, 7.75; beam 7.8; floor 8.25; vault, 8.25; AA, 32.05.

Sarah Christopherson � Bars, 8.25; beam, 7.15; floor 7.5; vault, 8.6; AA, 31.50.

Katie Connors � Bars, 7.35; beam, 5.1; floor, 7.3; vault 8.3; AA, 28.05.

Brittney Gilkyson � Beam, 6.7; vault, 8.05.

Theresa Ring � Bars 5.9.

Tristen Upward � Beam, 7.85; floor, 5.55.

Sarah Gregg � Beam, 8.075.

Amy Mart � Vault, 6.1.

Totals � Bars, 30.05; beam, 30.875; floor, 28.60; vault, 33.20.

"Our implementation of new improved moves in the routines has started to pay off," said coach Mark Upward. "We've begun to gel on beam as the girls are attacking the beam with some confidence, and our total team score was 10 points better than last year at this tournament."

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