The Saints gymnasts started off their 2019-2020 season against one of their toughest competitors in the conference, the Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets. Going into the gym, the Saints knew they had their work cut out for them and despite a strong effort by the team, fell short to the Bluejackets with a team score of 132.8 (Saints) to 142.75 (Bluejackets). The Saints claimed the 2nd, 3rd and 4th spots all-around with Summer Helland getting a 34.625, Lauryn Perry with a 33.825 and Allie Frank with a 33.6.
In individual Varsity results, Summer Helland took 2nd on beam and 5th on bars. Allie Frank took 3rd on floor. Lauryn Perry took 4th on bars. And, Riley Lawin took 5th on vault.
The JV team had a good season opener and is benefiting this year from some new additions to the team. Unfortunately, JV also fell to the Bluejackets with a team score of 115.05 (Saints) to 133.7 (Bluejackets). New gymnasts to the team Kayla and Quinn Reid scored the first and second JV all-around spots respectively with Kayla getting a 28.95 and Quinn with a 25.35. Lia Mehregan tied for 5th on vault and also got 5th place in combo all-around.
The Saints next meet will be against the Becker Bulldogs at Becker High School at 6:00 pm on Friday December 13th. Becker is a newcomer to the Mississippi 8 conference so this should be a fun meet. Come on out next Friday and cheer on your Fighting Saints Gymnasts. Go Saints!