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Huron gymnasts turn in season-best mark in Madison: Tigers finish with 136.4 points

Posted: Monday, Jan 21st, 2013

MADISON — The Huron Tiger gymnastic team posted their highest team score of the season Thursday night scoring 136.4 points in a dual with Madison.

The Bulldogs won the dual with a score of 143.05.

The Tigers received several top-5 performances on the night including senior Kelsey King and junior Hailey McCune finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, in the all-around competition with scores of 34.55 and 32.3.

Individually in the vault McCune finished fourth with a score of 8.5 as Madison’s Abby Christiansen scored a 9.0 to win the event.

In the uneven bars competition King scored an 8.4 to finish fifth and Christiansen again was the winner posting a 9.25.

A pair of Tigers finished in the top-5 in the balance beam with King and senior Tessa Musil each scoring 8.9 to tie for third. Madison’s Lexi Finck received a score of 9.05 to win the competition. Christiansen barely edged Musil and King for second, scoring an 8.95.

King and McCune posted scores of 9.45 and 9.40 on their floor exercise routine, to finish tied for second and third, respectively.

King shared second place with Shania Schwebach of Madison and Jenni Files won the competition with a score of 9.75.

Christiansen won the all-around competition with a score of 36.55 while Schwebach was second with a score of 35.5 and Files was third with 35.5. King finished .9 behind Files.

According to the Tigers’ head coach Julie King, the routines in bars, vault, beam and floor are getting more polished.

“That, combined with the addition of harder skills, is increasing our scores,” said King. “The Tigers had a great night.”

King also said it was a nice to see no fall beam routines out of Musil and King. 

She also noted that bar routines are flowing better.

“The floor exercise was our highlight of the night,” said King. “The girls really shined.”

For the complete article see the 01-18-2013 issue.

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