Gymnastics: Wingers bring their bestRed Wing scored 125.625 points -- a season-best -- and took fourth place Saturday at the Hudson Invitational, an eight-team event. River Falls won the event with 136.625 points.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing scored 125.625 points -- a season-best -- and took fourth place Saturday at the Hudson Invitational, an eight-team event. River Falls won the competition with 136.625 points.
The Wingers notched 12 season-best individual scores and Red Wing tallied season-highs in the vault (34.1) and floor exercise (32.75).
“It was a nice meet,” Red Wing coach Beth Mayer said.
Freshman Kassidy Coplan, in her second competition since a foot injury forced her to miss over a month, took sixth place on the balance beam with an 8.2.
Mayer said that Coplan’s return has made the entire team more comfortable.
Irina Anderson, an eighth-grader, took sixth in both the vault (9.0) and the uneven bars (8.275).
“Irina was pretty fired up,” said Mayer, adding that it was Anderson’s birthday.
Maria Furlong took sixth in the floor exercise (8.775) and seventh in the all-around competition (32.625).
Mayer noted that it was the first time that Furlong and Coplan, the team’s top all-around performers, have competed in all four events since Dec. 9.
Coplan is still banged up but she wants to compete, Mayer said.
Red Wing’s final home meet is Tuesday against New Prague.