WHS gymnasts narrowly fall to W-M

Freshman Ella Hommer performs during the floor exercise at the Wildcats’ Feb. 7 meet.

Freshman Ella Hommer performs during the floor exercise at the Wildcats’ Feb. 7 meet.

The Waconia gymnastics team wrapped up the regular season last week with a loss to Watertown-Mayer on Feb. 7. In the 140.4-135.575 contest, Wildcat head coach Molly Oscarson said many team members achieved season best scores against the Royals.

“We may have not come out on top as a team but our individual performances and scores did in my eyes,” she said.

Senior Alexanna Gluck achieved her season best on vault, placing second with a score of 9.275. Freshman Ella Hommer was fourth in the event with a score of 8.8, while senior Katie McMahon was fifth at 8.625.

Gluck won on the uneven bars at 8.65, while Hommer achieved a season best 7.9 points, for fifth.

Freshman Sydney Krueger

Freshman Sydney Krueger

Freshman Sydney Krueger achieved a season best 8.125 on the balance beam for eighth place, just behind Hommer in seventh (8.15). Freshman Abby Fahrenkamp was fifth, with her season best 8.5. Gluck won the event with a season best 9.175.

With a team score of 35.55 on floor, every Wildcat turned in her season best score for the team’s highest score in the event this year. Gluck won the event with a score of 9.45, followed by Hommer in fourth (9.05). McMahon (8.55), Fahrenkamp (8.5), and Krueger (8.05) swept places seven through nine.

With so many season best scores, it was no surprise that the all around competitors also turned in their highest scores of the season. Gluck won the all around with a total 36.55, followed by Hommer in sixth (33.9), Fahrenkamp in sixth (32.325), and Krueger in seventh (31.775).

“I was very proud of the girls when the meet was over,” Oscarson said. “They are in the perfect position going into sections. Confident and ready to go!”

The Wildcats are poised for the section competition, which will be Feb. 15 at Watertown-Mayer. Waconia competes in Section 2A with ten other teams including Blue Earth, Chaska, Mankato West, New Prague, Glencoe-Silver Lake, Mankato East/Loyola, St. Peter, Waseca, and Watertown-Mayer.

 

Contact Melissa Marohl at melissa.marohl@ecm-inc.com

 
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