Gymnasts land victory over Princeton

Katie Meier finished fourth All-Around, second on vault, fourth on floor and fifth on bars in the conference matchup at Princeton. Photo by Victoria Dahlin

Katie Meier finished fourth All-Around, second on vault, fourth on floor and fifth on bars in the conference matchup at Princeton. Photo by Victoria Dahlin

The Rush City/Pine City/Hinckley-Finlayson girls gymnastic team on Dec. 15 took the trip over to Princeton and brought home a 134.25-118.625 conference win.

“Vault showed some improvements the team has been working hard on,” said coach Dianne Meier. “Bars, Kylee (Berube) is our anchor and she hit her routine. She is getting stronger and doing a fantastic job. Cassidy (Dunkley) is starting to really put her routine together now; we look for her to start bringing down some big scores on this event. Alecia (Meier), Bailey (Murawski) and Katie (Meier) are just now adding new skills to their routines. I expect these will take a few weeks to perfect and with that will greatly bring up our bars team score.”

Coach Meier added:

“This varsity squad has the most potential in the history of RPHF gymnastics to score well as a team on bars. This is very key heading later in the season to conference and sections. Bars is consistently a tough scoring event for most teams, so to get a team event score above 34.0 for bars will greatly help us reach our goal. Beam was shaky to say the least. RPHF is consistently a solid beam team and this was the exception. But we learned from it. We went back in the gym and practiced very hard over the break on our weaknesses and hope to see the results of that work.

“Floor was super tough. The floor at Princeton is extremely tough and all of our girls had to water down 75 percent of their tumbling passes. So I guess 33.65 was not bad considering how much we had to take out. They have worked very hard over break on this event, and I believe they are at about 60 percent from their peak. We are very excited about how this event could end up for them at the end of the season. This team is very talented on this event and could really produce some high scores when all their skills have been added and their endurance is strong enough to support it.

“Over all it was a good solid meet, and I know they are excited for the next two competitions.”

RC/PC/H-F gymnasts 

@ Princeton

 

All-Around

Kylee Berube 1st 34.85

Cassidy Dunkley 2nd 33.825

Bailey Murawski 3rd 32.935

Katie Meier 4th 32.3

Vault

Cassidy Dunkley 1st 9.1

Katie Meier 2nd 8.85

Bailey Murawski 3rd 8.8

Kylee Berube 4th 8.75

Alecia Meier 5th 8.55

Uneven Bars

Kylee Berube 1st 8.875

Cassidy Dunkley 2nd 8.25

Bailey Murawski 3rd 7.425

Alecia Meier 4th 7.4

Katie Meier 5th 7.375

Balance Beam

Bailey Murawski 1st 8.65

Kylee Berube 2nd 8.525

Cassidy Dunkley 4th 8.1

Floor Exercise

Kylee Berube 1st 8.7

Alecia Meier tied 3rd 8.375

Cassidy Dunkley tied 3rd 8.375

Katie Meier 4th 8.2

The Rush City/Pine City/Hinckley-Finlayson girls gymnastic team will compete at Howard Lake/Waverly at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10.

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