Gymnasts stay in the 120s but fall to Byron
The Caledonia/H/SG gymnastics team continued their string of scores in the 120 point range when they hosted Byron Jan. 24 at CHS, but the Bears took home the win after they edged the Warriors 129.700-122.050.
Kaylee Cavanaugh and teammate Sierra Hunter tied with identical scores of 7.850 to take top honors on the uneven bars, and Cavanaugh added a second on the floor and a third place effort on the vault to place third in the all-around with 32.300 points.
Byron’s Annika Carlson won the all-around, winning the floor exercise, balance beam and vault to end the night with 33.550 points. “The season is starting to take a toll on us. The girls are dealing with a lot of shin splints, aches and pains,” coach Jackie Johnson said. “They are doing their best to work through the pain, and we have had a lot of the flu hitting the team. We did stay in the 120s again, but it is time for the girls to start working harder and get ready for the Section meet that is right around the corner.”
Hunter finished tied for third on the floor exercise and was fifth on the vault and sixth on the balance beam. Tara Solberg tied for second place on the vault with a score of 8.375 and added a fourth place effort on the floor to finish fourth in the all-around. Sierra Hunter also placed third in the floor exercise with a 5th and 6th place effort in the vault and beam.
The Warriors will travel to Stewartville for their final conference meet Jan. 29 before hosting Holmen Feb. 5 for Parent’s Night.
– Brady Ambrose