VHS veteran gymnasts place second, fourth in dual

Vermillion's two veteran junior-class gymnasts finished second and fourth in the all-around standings as the Tanagers faced friendly rival Yankton/Bon Homme in a dual at the VHS gym last Thursday.

The visitors emerged with a dual win by the margin of 122.1 points to 114.35.

Elly Melby placed second all-around with a 30.7 points total.  She was the vault champion at 8.8, second on the beam at 7.5, fifth on the bars at 6.9 and fifth in floor exercise at 7.5.

Amber Walker's all-around total of 30.3 earned her fourth place overall.  She placed third in the vault at 8.25, third on the beam at 7.4, fourth on the bars at 6.9 and fourth in floor exercise at 7.75.

Yankton/Bon Homme's Sam Wampol won two individual events – the floor exercise at 8.1 and the beam at 7.9 – en route to her all-around title with a 32.1 score. Wampol was also second in the vault at 8.45 and second on the bars at 7.65.

Vermillion's other top-five placer was Jade Fostvedt, fifth on the beam at 7.05.

In junior varsity events Vermillion's Jaimie Moos was third and Morgan Hower fourth in floor exercise with respective scores of 5.35 and 5.25. Teddi Settles placed fourth on the beam at 5.5 with Alexis Reich right behind at 5.3. Reich was also fifth on the bars at 2.9.

Coach Mark Upward's Tanager gymnasts will perform on their home equipment for the last time Monday when West Central and Wagner come to town for a triangular at 6:30 p.m. to wind up the regular season.

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