Vermillion gymnasts compete at Roosevelt

Vermillion gymnasts compete at Roosevelt by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanager gymnasts traveled to Sioux Falls Roosevelt on Friday, Dec. 5 to face their second class AA team during the week.

Final scores in each varsity event are:

Ariel Hofman (V), 7.65; Sarah Gregg (V), 7.2; Kelsey Miller (R), 7.05; Steff Koehler (R), 6.95; Tristen Upward (V), 6.7.

Floor Exercise

Kara Davidson (R), 8.0; Ariel Hofman (V), 7.85; Stacie Dubbe (R), 7.65; Steph Koehler (R), 7.5; Kelsey Miller (R), 7.45; Sarah Christopherson (V), 7.45.

Sarah Christopherson (V), 8.9; Kelsey Miller (R), 7.8; Brittney Gilkyson (V), 7.6; Ariel Hofman (V), 7.45; Brooke Erickson (R), 7.2.

Vault

Sarah Christopherson (V), 8.2; Brittney Gilkyson (V), 7.95; Steph Koehler (R), 7.8; Ariel Hofman (V), 7.4; Staci Dubbe (R), 7.3.

All-Around

Ariel Hofman (V), 30.35; Kelsey Miller (R), 29.5; Steff Koehler (R), 29.4; Sarah Christopherson (V), 28.8; Staci Dubbe (R), 25.55.

Tanager JV places were:

Brittney Epping, second; Rachel Lorenz, fourth.

Uneven Bars

Lorenz, first; Christina Wellsfry, third; Calle Sorensen, fourth; and Emily Renner, fifth.

Floor Exercise

Lorenz, third; Stacey Joy, fifth.

Vault

Epping, fourth; Sorensen, fifth.

All Around

Sorensen, second.

JV Team scores: VHS � 70.2; SFR � 69.5.

"I'm excited about our team this year," said Coach Mark Upward. "Ariel has started off where she finished last year in spite of an injury during the summer softball season. Sarah Christopherson has picked up her performances on vault, floor and bars. We still have things to add to her routines that will make them even better as we go along.

"We have competed on only three floor exercises for the first two meets, so our team score is about six points below where it should be. Eighth- grader Rachel Lorenz is working on her routine and should be ready for the Wagner invitational."

Upward noted that the Tanager gymnastic team doesn't have much depth this year, but they are working hard and will do well in February.

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