Emma Weatherly has the whole Byron team watching as she performs a back flip duing her varsity floor routine. Photo by Keith Garvens
The Byron-Lourdes gymnasts scored a season high team score of 131 points in their victory over Stewartville on Jan. 14th. The Tigers scored 128.625. The team has been battling various illnesses, but still managed to have a good night and several gymnasts had personal best scores. The only event that the Tigers outscored the Bears was the vault.
Hannah Coleman had the best night of her career so far by placing second in the all around with a score of 33. She tied for 6th on the vault with 8.4, 2nd on bars with 7.875, 2nd on Beam with 8.275, and third on Floor with 8.45. She her personal best scores on bars, beam, and floor!
Emma Weatherly was 3rd in the all around with a score of 32.9. She was 2nd in vault with her personal best score 8.7, tied for 3rd of bars with 7.775, 4th on beam with 8.125, and tied for 5th on floor with 8.3.
Annika Carlson was feeling under the weather, but still managed to place 4th in the all around with a score of 32.075. She tied for 6th on vault with 8.4, placed 6th on bars with 7.65, 7th on beam with 7.625, and 4th on floor with 8.4.
Stephanie Bellrichard also had an outstanding night. She tied for 3rd on bars with a score of 7.775. She was third on beam with a personal best score 8.15 and second on floor with a personal best score of 8.6.
Jillian Krier was 5th on bars with 7.725. She was able to compete on the balance beam for the first time this season and placed 8th with a score of 7.275.
Taylor Knesel was 10th on beam with a score of 8.25 and tied for 5th on floor with 8.3. Emma Jensen was 5th on vault with a score of 8.425.
The Bears hope to be healthy and at full strength in their next meet, which is Friday at LaCrescent. This is a rescheduled meet from the snow day in December. The Lancers tied with the Bears for Conference champions last season.