Martin Co. Area splits triangular with West, East

MANKATO – The Martin County Area Magic gymnasts split a nonconference triangular meet with the Mankato East Cougars and Mankato West Scarlets on Tuesday in Mankato.

The Scarlets generated 134.05 points to capture top team honors, the Magic netted runner-up accolades with a 130.15, while the Cougars scratched out a 122.25 at K&G Gymnastics Center.

Junior standout Rebecca Steen captured second place in the all-around competition with a total of 34.45 points to pace Martin County Area’s performance.

Steen tied Mankato East’s Meghan Dauk, who captured the all-around crown with a 34.825, for top honors on the vault. Both Steen and Dauk landed Tsuks to earn 9.2s on the judges’ scorecards.

Steen also chalked up second place on the balance beam with an 8.4, while netting runner-up honors on the floor with an 8.9.

Dauk also merited top accolades on the uneven parallel bars with a 9.05-scored routine, while placing third on the floor with 8.875.

Mankato West’s Miranda Deatley pocketed third place in the all-around competition by generating 34.125 points. Deatley won both the balance beam (8.45) and floor exercise (8.975) to highlight her overall performance.

Taylor Amundson contributed a second-place unevens score of 8.325 and a third-place showing of 8.25 to the Scarlets’ winning ways.

Martin County Area travels to Waseca on Friday for a South Central Conference dual meet.

Mankato West 134.05,

Martin Co. Area 130.15,

Mankato East 122.25

All-Around: 1. Meghan Dauk (East) 34.825; 2. Rebecca Steen (MCA) 34.45; 3. Miranda Deatley (West) 34.125.

Vault: 1. (tie) Steen (MCA) and Dauk (East) 9.2s; 3. Holly Hankins (West) 9.0.

Other MCA scores: Martha Olson 8.75; Michaela Twitchell 8.55; Jenna Steele 8.3; Kersten Shantz 8.3; Sydney Leichtnam 8.3; Brielle Meade 8.2; Maggie Bachenberg 8.15; Lexy Ringnell 8.1; Kayla Shantz 8.0; Andrea Thate 7.8.

Uneven Bars: 1. Dauk (East) 9.05; 2. Taylor Amundson (West) 8.325; 3. Patrice Sorensen (West) 8.05.

MCA scores: Steen 7.95; Thate 7.8; S. Leichtnam 7.275; Olson 7.1; Kayla Shantz 7.075; Twitchell 6.9; Bachenberg 6.8; Ringnell 6.7; Steele 6.0; Kersten Shantz 5.1.

Balance Beam: 1. Deatley (West) 8.45; 2. Steen (MCA) 8.4; 3. Amundson (West) 8.25.

Other MCA scores: Steele 8.3; S. Leichtnam 7.875; Meade 7.1; Kayla Shantz 6.75; Kersten Shantz 6.55; Twitchell 6.15; Ring-nell 5.75; Bachenberg 5.3.

Floor Exercise: 1. Deatley (West) 8.975; 2. Steen (MCA) 8.9; 3. Dauk (East) 8.875.

Other MCA scores: Ringnell 8.5; Bachenberg 8.2; Olson 7.9; Meade 7.8; Twitchell 7.8; Kersten Shantz 7.4; Steele 7.1; S. Leichtnam 7.1.