Gymnasts defeat New London, Orono
With just one conference meet left this season, the Waconia gymnastics team is well on its way to defending its 2012 Wright County Conference title. The Wildcats are 7-0 in the conference (7-1 overall) after defeating New London-Spicer and Orono at home last week.
Hosting their first ever triangular meet on Jan. 24, Waconia defeated both visiting teams with a season-high team score of 136.625. New London-Spicer scored 129.075 points over Orono’s 109.925.
Despite missing senior and captain Katie McMahon to illness, the Waconia gymnasts scored their highest ever uneven bars (32.7) and floor (35.0) team scores.
A Waconia gymnast won every event during the night, led by senior Alexanna Gluck who placed first in the all around with a score of 25.275, after winning on vault (9.05), bars (8.825), and floor (9.1). Gluck also finished second on beam (8.3).
Senior Mckensie Livermore challenged Gluck for the No. 1 all around position, but finished a close second with a score of 35.175. Livermore won on beam with a 9.275, tied for second on floor (8.85), was third on vault (8.95), and finished fourth on bars (8.1).
Third place all around went to freshman Ella Hommer (33.825), who tied with Livermore for second on floor. Hommer was also second on vault (9.0), third on beam (8.225), and sixth on bars (7.75).
Freshman Abby Fahrenkamp was fifth in the all around with a score of 31.525, after finishing sixth on vault (8.45) and seventh on beam (7.675).
Although they did not compete in the all around, freshman Sydney Krueger and sophomore Ashley Livermore added valuable points to Waconia’s score. Krueger finished fifth on bars with a score of 8.025, while Livermore placed seventh on floor (8.2).
Oscarson said the team continues to step up and post high scores.
“They worked really hard throughout the week and it showed on Thursday,” she said.
Waconia will host Watertown-Mayer on Feb. 7.
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