VHS gymnasts open with dual at S.F. Lincoln

VHS gymnasts open with dual at S.F. Lincoln by Jim Prosser The Tanager gymnasts opened the 2004-05 season with a dual meet at the Sioux Falls Lincoln High School gym on Nov. 30.

Coach Mark Upward has a relatively young team with only senior Sarah Christopherson and junior Amy Mart leading six sophomores, five freshmen and four middle schoolers.

Facing the Class AA Patriots, the Tanagers registered 116.45 points vs 136.55 for the

home team.

Vermillion varsity participants, scores and places in each event are:

Bars � Ariel Hofman, 7.75 (sixth), Sarah Christopherson, 7.85 (fifth), Calle Sorensen, 6.45.

Beam � Hofman, 7.95 (fifth), Christopherson, 7.6, Rachel Lorenz, 4.8, Tristen Upward, 8.35 (second), Amy Mart, 6.85.

Floor � Hofman, 7.9, Christopherson, 7.15, Lorenz, 6.65, Upward, 5.7, Bethany Sand, 5.1.

Vault � Hofman, 8.2, Christopherson, 8.05, Mart, 6.2, Sand, 7.3.

AA � Hofman, 31.8 (fifth), Christopherson, 30.65, (sixth).

Totals: Bars, 28.55; beam, 30.75, floor, 27.4, vault, 29.75.

"We had our best beam start ever Tuesday night, with Tristen placing second and Ariel placing fifth," said coach Upward. "The total team falls counted on the beam were three. Overall, I was very pleased with our first meet of the year, but we have a lot of work ahead of us."

Junior varsity results

Bars � Emily Renner, 5.05 (third), Kristen Welk, 4.25 (fifth), Tristen Upward, 4.15, Tia Krier, 3.

Beam � Renner, 5.4 (fourth), Calle Sorensen, 3.7, DeNell Dykstra, 5.9 (second), Heather Zimmerman, 4.2, Emily Tracy, 2.8.

Floor � Renner, 4.75 (fifth), Sorensen, 3.1, Tia Krier, 3.6, Tracy, 3.55.

Vault � Renner, 5.6, Krier, 6.2, Zimmerman, 6.2, Jennifer Kendall, 6.2, Molly Manning, 5.8, Stacey Joy, 5.8.

Totals: Bars, 16.45; beam, 19.2, floor, 15, vault, 24.4.

JV total scores: Lincoln � 97.7; Tanagers � 75.05.

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