Trojans vault by Magic
WORTHINGTON – Paige Kinley nearly made a clean individual sweep of all four events en route to capturing the all-around crown to guide the Worthington Trojans to a 134.725-129.4 victory over the Martin County Area Magic during nonconference gymnastics action Tuesday night in Worthington.
Kinley generated a first-place all-around total of 35.675 points on the strength of winning performances on the vault (9.05), balance beam (8.975) and floor exercise (9.25). Kinley also claimed runner-up accolades behind Martin County Area freshman phenom Bryanna Peterson on the uneven parallel bars by chalking up an 8.4.
Peterson captured second place in the all-around competition with a score of 34.0. Peterson earned the uneven parallel bars title with a 9.125 to highlight her high-scoring ways, while also finishing fourth on the balance beam with an 8.025.
Freshman phenom Martha Olson also produced a pair of top-four showings for the Magic, while freshman sensation Andrea Thate also delivered a top-three effort for the visitors.
Olson rotated her Tsuk vault for a second-place 8.9 total, while landed her floor exercise routine for a second-place mark of 8.875.
Thate generated a third-place score of 7.975 on the uneven parallel bars for the Magic.
Martin County Area plays host to Blue Earth Area at 6 p.m. Thursday night in Welcome.
All-around: 1. Paige Kinley (W) 35.675; 2. Bryanna Peterson (MCA) 34.0; 3. Taylor Eggers (W) 33.1; 4. Maria Contreras (W) 32.575.
Vault: 1. Kinley (W) 9.05; 2. Martha Olson (MCA) 8.9; 3. Liz Hayenga (W) 8.85; 4. Contreras (W) 8.825. Other MCA scores: Peterson 8.6; Maggie Bachenberg 8.6; Mackenzie Betts 8.4; Sydney Leichtnam 8.1.
Unevens: 1. Peterson (MCA) 9.125; 2. Kinley (W) 8.4; 3. Andrea Thate (MCA) 7.975; 4. Eggers (W) and Contreras (W) 7.7. Other MCA scores: Leichtnam 7.5; Briana Gratz 7.225; Lexy Ringnell 6.95.
Balance Beam: 1. Kinley (W) 8.975; 2. Whitney Jensen (W) 8.175; 3. Eggers (W) 8.125; 4. Peterson (MCA) 8.025. Other MCA scores: Jenna Steele 7.45; Brielle Meade 6.9; Betts 6.875; Maiya Dietz 6.85.
Floor: 1. Kinley (W) 9.25; 2. Olson (MCA) 8.875; 3. Jensen (W) and Hayenga (W) 8.85; 4. Contreras (W) 8.75. Other MCA scores: Ringnell 8.525; Peterson 8.25; Bachenberg 8.175; Meade 8.075.