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Huron gymnasts move towards goal during triangular

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 8th, 2013

HURON ― According to head coach Julie King the Huron Tiger’s performance at Thursday nights triangular meet held at the Tiger Activity Center was another step toward the season goals of breaking Huron’s scoring record and building higher scores as the Eastern South Dakota Conference Meet and state meet approach in February.

Watertown won the meet with a score of 146.050 while the Tigers were second totaling 132.650 and Britton-Hecla was third with 115.900.

Consistency is a focus for the Tigers as they head into the final month of the season.

“We had some great performances,” said Julie King.

“The girls vaulted very well and showed it off on floor.”

The Tigers finished with three girls in the top seven of the vaulting competition.

Junior Hailey McCune scored a 9.200 on her effort placing her fourth while senior teammates Alex Wilde and Kelsey King posted scores of 8.600 and 8.550 to finish sixth and seventh, respectively.

Sophomore Jordan Waldner posted an 8.350 which was 11th overall and figures into the team’s final score of 34.700 in the event.

Senior Jessica Waldner was 12th with an effort of 8.300, sophomore Allie Brink was 14th with an 8.100, while senior Lexy Chase recorded an 8.100 and sophomore Cassidy King scored a 7.550.

Lexi Morris of Watertown won the event with a score of 9.650, one of three nine-plus scores for the Arrows.

Huron also scored well in the floor exercise, as they amassed 34.1 points in the event, placing all six of their competitors in the top-12.

The Tigers took fifth through eighth spots with efforts of 8.600 by Brink, 8.550 by Kelsey King, 8.500 by Jessica Waldner and 8.450 by McCune. They were followed by Jordan Waldner who tied for 10th with a score of 8.3 and Wilde who was 12th with a 8.2 effort.

Watertown’s Krisia Bramer finished first in the event with a score of 9.500.

Five of the Tigers placed in the top-12 in the uneven bars competition with Kelsey King (8.150) and senior Tessa Musil (8.050) finishing sixth and seventh, respectively.

Jordan Waldner was ninth with a score of 7.000 while Cassidee King (6.850) and Chase (6.750) finishing 11th and 12th, respectively.

McCune was 14th with her routine which scored 6.400 and Allie Brink scored a 4.100.

Overall, Huron had a team score of 30.050 in the event.

Bramer took first for the Arrows in this event with a 9.500 as the Arrows dominated taking the top-five spots.

Staying on the balance beam was the Tigers’ biggest obstacle Thursday as most of the Tigers took deductions for falling of the beam.

Still they managed an overall score of 33.8 on the apparatus. But coach King said the team’s goal is to not fall from the beam with each of the Tigers.

Kelsey King did just that and turned in a 9.250 performance for third in the competition and Musil was fourth scoring a 9.000.

McCune finished eighth with a score of 7.800 and Jordan Waldner (7.750) was ninth and Brink (7.250) was 10th.

Also turning in varsity routines were Chase who was 13th, (6.750) while Jessica Waldner recorded a score of 6.450 and Wilde scored 5.950.

The Arrow’s Lynn Hanten was first with a score of 9.650.

In the all-around competition King was fourth with a score of 34.500, McCune (31.850) was sixth and Jordan Waldner (31.400) was seventh.
The Arrow’s Bramer first first with a total of 37.950 while Hanten was second with a 37.150.

Their next meet is today at the Brookings Invitational which starts at noon.

For the complete article see the 01-05-2013 issue.

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