Gymnasts fifth at tournament

With less than three weeks of practice the Caledonia gymnasts traveled to the Jeanne Harris Memorial Invitational at St. Peter Saturday and came home with a fifth place effort. As a team the Warriors scored 109.95 points. “Over all the girls handled the first varsity meet well for only being in the gym for two and a half weeks, working around the Warriors State Champion Football schedule and Thanksgiving break,” said coach Jackie Johnson. “Vault remains our strongest event, followed by beam, floor and bars. We need to focus more on beam and continue to do more routines during practice.”

Abby Hoskins placed 15th on the vault, scoring an 8.3 with Sierra Hunter finishing 17th (8.2) and Kaylee Cavanaugh 18th, also scoring an 8.2. Tara Solberg was 23rd (8.15) and Erin Schultz was 33rd with a 7.6.

On the uneven bars Skylor Schoh placed in the top 10 with a seventh place effort, scoring 7.1 with Solberg placing 20th. On the balance beam Hahn also placed in the top 10, scoring 7.3 for a ninth place finish. Tara Solberg and Sierra Hunter were 18th and 19th, respectively. Sierra Hunter was 12th on the floor with an overall score of 7.6 and then placed eighth in the all-around with a 28.75, while Pine Island’s Siera McNallan won the all-around with a total score of 33.8. Tara Solberg placed 10th and Abby Hoskins finished 13th.  Johnson said, “Kaylee Cavanaugh was just released to come back to practice after an injury she had. So she was able to vault, and this week we are hoping to add her to a few other events, so we should see our team score improve.”

Up next for the team will be a home meet this Thursday with LaCrescent and then another home meet Dec. 14 against Pine Island.


– Brady Ambrose



Team scores

Byron/Lourdes Team A 123, La Crescent 121.4, Red Wing 118.45, Pine Island 117.95, Caledonia 109.95, St. Peter 108.5.



Bars — 1. Siera McNallan (PI) 8.3; 2. Rochelle Thesing (LaC) 8.15; 3. Irina Anderson (RW) 7.65.

Beam — Siera McNallan (PI) 8.2; 2. Bekah Berry (SP) 8.0; 3. Rochelle Thesing (LaC) 7.8.

Floor — Siera McNallan (PI) 8.95; 2. Rochelle Thesing (LaC0 8.7; 3. Annika Carlson (B/LHS) 8.4.

Vault — 1. Rochelle Thesing (LaC) 8.8; 2. Irina Anderson (RW) 8.6; 3. Bekah Berry (SP) 8.45.

All around — 1. Siera McNallan (PI) 33.8; 2. Rochelle Thesing (LaC) 33.45; 3. Annika Carlson (B/LHS) 31.9.