VHS gymnasts lose to Madison in dual

VHS gymnasts lose to Madison in dual
The Tanager gymnasts hosted the #1 ranked Madison Bulldogs on Tuesday, Jan. 10 in the dual meet at the VHS gym.

Madison scored 140.7 while the Tanagers had a season high score of 127.25.

"We finally put all four events together to achieve a good team score," said coach Mark Upward. "We still have a lot of skills and lots of work to do."

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

Ariel Hofman � bars, 8.65, third; beam, 8.30, fifth; floor, 8.60, fifth; vault, 9.05, first; AA, 34.60, third.

Raychel Lorenz � bars, 7.60, seventh; beam, 5.8; floor, 8.60, fifth; vault, 7.70; AA, 29.70.

Emily Renner � bars, 7.75, sixth.

Calle Sorensen � bars, 7.1; floor, 7.15; vault, 7.70.

Tristen Upward � beam, 7.45; floor, 8.25.

Amy Mart � beam, 7.75.

DeNell Dykstra � beam, 6.2.

Tia Krier � bars, 6.45; floor, 8.45

Stacy Joy � floor, 7.15; vault, 7.15.

Heather Zimmerman � beam, 6.8; vault, 7.50.

Amber Walker � vault, 7.40.

"Excellent performances came from Raychel and Ariel, each with 8.6 on floor exercise," Upward said. "Emily, Raychel, and Calle had strong performances on the uneven parallel bars. The varsity beam competitors added two more ?stuck beam' routines as Tristen and Amy came through for the team."

The JVs had a strong showing with a 95.25 score, but they were outdistanced by the Bulldogs who scored 115.25.

For the junior varsity section, Elly Melby had a very good meet placing fourth in vault, fifth in floor exercise, and third in all-around. The only other gymnast placing in the meet against a tough Madison team, was Calle Sorensen in the balance beam (7.0). Molly Manning (5.3) and Elly Melby (5.5) had season bests on floor exercise.

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