VHS gymnasts challenge Yankton/Bon Homme

VHS gymnasts challenge Yankton/Bon Homme by Jim Prosser On Tuesday, Jan. 6, the Vermillion High School gymnastics team met the Yankton/Bon Homme Gazelles in Yankton.

Competition was scored in varsity, JV and middle school divisions.

While it was expected that the Gazelles would prevail, the Tanagers showed their determination by scoring their best of the season with a team result of 121.60.

Final scores in each varsity event are:

1. Ariel Hofman (V), 9.0; 2. Lindsey Wilcox (Y/B), 8.8; 3. Sarah Christopherson (V), 8.0; 4. Jennifer Kisch (Y/B), 7.8; 5. Annie Dimmer (Y/B), 7.7; 7. Tristen Upward, 6.8.

1. Christopherson (V), 8.45; 2. Kisch (Y/B), 8.35; 3. Wilcox (Y/B), 8.20; 3. Dimmer (Y/B) tie 8.20; 5. Brittney Gilkyson (V), 8.00; 6. Hofman (V), 7.90.

Floor exercise

1. Wilcox (Y/B), 8.85; 2. Kisch (Y/B), 8.75; 3. Hofman (V) 8.55; 4. Ariana Papousek (Y/B), 8.25; 5. Dimmer (Y/B), 8.05; 6. Christopherson (V), 8.00; 7. Upward, 7.25.

Vault

1. Wilcox, (Y/B), 8.9; 2. Dimmer (Y/B), 8.65; 3. Kisch (Y/B), 8.6; 4. Christopherson (V), 8.3; 5. Lindsay Cameron (Y/B), 8.2; 6. Gilkyson (V), 8.15; 7. Hofman (V), 8.0; 8. Bethany Sand (V), 7.7.

All-around

1. Wilcox, 34.75; 2. Kisch, 33.5; 3. Hofman, 33.45; 4. Christopherson, 32.75; 5. Dimmer, 32.6; 6. Papousek, 29.9.

Tanager JV placers in the top six were:

Beam � Brittney Epping first, Paige Hunt fifth, and Raychel Lorenz sixth; Uneven bars � Emily Renner first, Christina Wellsfry second, and Calle Sorenson third; Vault � Sorenson sixth; Floor exercise � Renner fourth, Krystal Clark fifth. All-around � Renner second, and Sorenson fourth. Fourteen Tanager JV members were in the competition.

The middle school division included some of the JV members, so there were repeated scores in some events:

All-around � Renner first, Sorenson, third;

Bars � Renner first, Sorenson second, and Jennifer Kendall fifth;

Floor exercise � Renner third; Vault � Sorenson sixth;

Beam � Brittney Epping first, Raychel Lorenz third, Heather Zimmerman fourth, and Sorenson fifth.

Nine Vermillion Middle School gymnasts competed in the meet.

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