Last night’s home meet against the Chisago Lakes Wildcats was an amazing night for the Lady Saints and a great way to end the regular season, with a win for both Varsity and JV teams. The Varsity Saints ended the night with a season high team score of 138.075 (Saints) to 134.45 (Wildcats). The JV Saints followed up with a win and a strong team score of 120.8 (Saints) to 112.95 (Wildcats). It was also Summer’s Night (aka Senior Night) as the Saints recognized their only senior and co-captain Summer Helland. Summer dazzled the crowd in her last M8C dual meet coming in 1st place all-around with a score of 36.725. Saints Allie Frank placed 3rd all-around with a 35.3 and Lauryn Perry came in 5th with a 33.95.
In individual Varsity results, Summer placed 1st on Vault, Beam and Bars and 4th on Floor! Allie Frank placed 1st on Floor, 2nd on Beam and 5th on Bars. Lauryn Perry placed 3rd on Bars, and 5th on Beam. Riley Lawin got 5th on Vault.
Much excitement was built on the beam where ALL of the Varsity Saints and many of the JV Saints stuck their beam routines. This got the crowd cheering and out of their seats doing “the wave”.
In JV action, Saints claimed the top three spots all-around with Amelia Holm in 1st with a 29.75. Quinn Reid took 2nd with a 29.25 just edging out her sister Kayla Reid who took 3rd with a 29.0. Amelia took the top spot on Vault, and 2nd on Bars and Floor. Savanna Lanz took 1st on Beam 3rd on Floor and 4th on Vault. Riley Lawin took 1st on Bars. Kayla Reid placed 2nd on Vault, 3rd on Bars, and 5th on Floor. Quinn Reid took 2nd on Beam and 5th on Bars. Kaisa Heckenlaible placed 4th on Beam. And Emma Oman was 4th on Bars.
In combo all-around, Emma Oman placed 1st with a 30.875. Savanna Lanz took 3rd with a 30.6. And Riley Lawin placed 4th with a 29.8.
After the competition of the meet, the girls gathered around to say a few words about their dear friend, mentor and co-captain Summer. Co-captain and junior Allie Frank had some kind words and memories to share and Summer was presented with a blanket and a couple photo posters to remember her time on the team.
The season is not done yet… JV Conference is this Friday 2/7 at Becker High School at 6pm and the Varsity 7AA Conference meet is next Friday 2/14 at Forest Lake High School at 5pm. Good luck to all the Gymnasts competing and Go Saints!