Wildcat gymnasts defeat Litch at home
The Waconia gymnastics team is 2-0 this season, after picking up a large win over Litchfield at home on Dec. 4. Raising their team score from the previous week, the Wildcats defeated Litchfield 132.1-116.825.
The Wildcats grabbed four of the top five spots in the all around competition. Senior Alexanna Gluck won the all around with a score of 33.65, closely trailed by fellow senior Katie McMahon (33.325). Senior Mckensie Livermore was third in the all around with a 32.85, while freshman Ella Hommer was fifth (31.150).
This win for Waconia was spurred by the ‘Cats sweeping the top three places in every event, beginning with the vault. McMahon
won the vault competition with an 8.8 score, while Hommer was second at 8.75. Livermore finished third with an 8.6, while freshman Abby Fahrenkamp was sixth (8.3).
Gluck won on bars with a score of 8.35, over McMahon (7.6) and Sydney Krueger (7.4). Livermore was fifth at 7.275, while Hommer finished sixth (7.125).
On beam, McMahon was the overall winner with a score of 8.5. Livermore and Gluck narrowly trailed McMahon in a tie for second with a score of 8.375. Hommer finished sixth on beam at 7.125.
Gluck won the floor exercise with a meet-high score of 8.925. Sophomore Ashley Livermore was second at 8.7, narrowly defeating Mckensie Livermore in third (8.6). McMahon finished fourth (8.425) and Hommer was sixth (8.15).
Head coach Molly Oscarson said despite some early nerves and mistakes by the team, the higher score is indicative of the good things to come for the Wildcats.