On Thursday night, the Fighting Saints hosted the North Branch Vikings in their youth night home meet. After a couple of losses at the start of season before the holidays, the Saints were looking to turn things around in 2020. And that’s just what they did as both the Varsity and JV teams took the win. When the dust settled, the Varsity team score was a 134.2 for the Saints to 129.95 for the Vikings. All around, three of the top five spots were held by Saints including senior Summer Helland in 1st place with a 35.65, junior Allie Frank in 2nd with a 35.175 and freshman Lauryn Perry in 4th with a 32.625.
Breaking down the individual Varsity events, both Summer and Allie had strong performances Thursday night. Summer took 1st on Bars, 2nd on Beam and Floor and 3rd on Vault. Allie took 1st on Beam and Floor, 2nd on Vault and 5th on Bars. Lauryn took 2nd on Bars, and 4th on Floor and Vault. Riley Lawin took 5th on Vault.
The JV team had their best night in a couple of seasons getting the win with a team score of 117.6 to the Vikings score of 107.75. With the help of some new additions to the team this year, they have been able to round out the JV team well. In all-around, Savanna Lanz took 1st place with a 28.85, followed by Kayla Reid in 2nd with a 28.05, and younger sister Quinn Reid in 3rd with a 27.45.
On the individual events the JV Saints did very well. Riley Lawin took 1st on Beam and Bars and 3rd on Floor. Kayla Reid took 1st on Floor. Amelia Holm took 2nd on Bars and Floor and 3rd on Beam. Savanna Lanz took 3rd on Bars and Vault. Quinn Reid took 4th on Floor.
In combo all-around (girls who compete both JV and Varsity) Riley Lawin took 2nd place with a 30.9, Lia Mehregan took 3rd with a 30.125 and Emma Oman took 4th with a 29.8.
It was also youth night, and the stands were full of fans young and old. It was so nice to see so many people cheering on our gymnasts. The team passed out and signed posters after the meet.
The Saints next meet will be at HOME this Thursday January 16th at 6:30 pm as they host the Big Lake Hornets. Then they will be in River Falls, Wisconsin this Saturday the 18th at 11 AM at the Winter Wonderland Invite. Come out and cheer on your Fighting Saints Gymnastics team. Good luck ladies and as always GO SAINTS!