Warrior gymnasts finish season at Section 1A meet

By Diana Hammell
Argus Sports Writer

The Caledonia-Spring Grove Warriors wrapped up this year’s season by taking part in the Section meet held in Red Wing Saturday, Feb. 18. The Warriors earned eighth place with nine teams competing. Austin came out on top and won a trip to the state meet as a team. Team placements are: 1) Austin 142.950, 2) La Crescent 134.475, 3) Byron-Lourdes 133.450, 4) Stewartville 131.40, 5) Pine Island 129.850, 6) Red Wing 129.575, 7) Simley 124.80, 8) Caledonia 121.20 and 9) South St. Paul 105.475.

Coach Jackie Johnson said that for the individual results there are 45 girls competing for the top four spots on each event including All-Around to advance to the state meet.

On Vault 8th grader Abby Hoskins placed 19th with 8.55; Sierra Hunter 8th grade placed 28th  with 8.425; Tara Solberg 10th grade placed 31st with 8.4; Emily Hahn 10th grade placed 39th with 7.85 and Meggan Scanlan placed 43rd with 7.6.

On Floor Sierra Hunter placed 23rd with 8.325; Tara Solberg was 37th with 7.925; Meggan Scanlan 40th with 7.3, senior Heather Solberg 42nd with 7.0 and Abby Hoskins 43rd with 6.8.

On Uneven Bars Sierra Hunter was 12th with 7.95; Kaylee Cavanaugh 9th grade 14th with 7.9; Skylar Schoh 11th grade 29th with 7.0; Tara Solberg 32nd with 6.925 and Abby Hoskins 42nd with 5.275.

On Balance Beam senior Jenna Dokken was 32nd with 7.225; Tara Solberg 35th with 6.9; Sierra Hunter 37th with 6.825; Meggan Scanlan 38th with 6.7 and Abby Hoskins 41st with 6.475.

“Before the meet I told the girls relax and have fun today; do the best you can do,” said Johnson.
“I was happy to see us score in the 120s again. Beam has been a struggle all season and this is the event we started on. It was good to get it out of the way and move on to our stronger events.

“We had two girls make the All-Conference Team: Kaylee Cavanaugh and Sierra Hunter. There are five teams in our conference, La Crescent, Byron, Stewartville, Pine Island and us. These girls work hard all season; they are young and if they continue to work as hard on the off season as they do during the season we will have a strong team for next year. We coaches enjoy working with them and have a lot of respect for them. It’s always sad to see the season end. We had many tears, laughs and injuries this season, but most of all there were many friendships developed and lots of support between teammates, and that is what makes this team so special. I am already looking forward to the next season and stepping back in to the gym with all the great talent we have.”