Park gymnastics: Wolfpack scores season-high 142.6 in BrainerdThe Park gymnastics team scored a season-high 142.6 in its most recent meet, on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Brainerd Invitational, taking second place.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, South Washington County Bulletin
The Park gymnastics team scored a season-high 142.6 in its most recent meet, on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Brainerd Invitational, taking second place.
Melrose finished in first place at the meet with 143.25 points.
For Park, junior Kasondra Tulloch earned first place in the all-around with a 37.95 with first-place finishes on the vault and on the bars with scores of 9.5 and 9.6, respectively, and Rachel Deephouse took first place in the floor exercise with a 9.65. Tulloch was also third in the floor exercise with a 9.45 and on the beam with a 9.4 and Deephouse finished second in the vault with a 9.45.
Park’s highest score as a team was on the beam, where it scored a 37. Including Tulloch’s 9.4, senior Hayley Van Pelt scored a 9.3 to take fifth place overall, Deephouse scored a 9.2 to take eighth place and junior McKay Zurn earned 11th place with a 9.1 score.
In the floor exercise, in addition to Deephouse and Tulloch, Zurn scored a 9.15 for 10th place and senior Baylee Erickson scored an 8.6 for 18th place. On the vault, after Tulloch and Deephouse, sophomore Allie Minogue finished in 14th place with an 8.7 and Van Pelt and freshman Gabby Paige tied for 17th with matching 8.55 scores. On the bars, along with Tulloch’s first-place finish, Deephouse and Minogue tied for 21st with 7.85 scores, senior Hannah Schroeder scored 7.7 and seventh-grader Emma Harvang scored a 7.6.
Prior to the Brainerd invite, Park scored a season-low in a 137.625 to 116.2 win over Cretin-Derham Hall on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Park High School. The win improved Park’s record to 3-0 in the Suburban East Conference on the year.
Tulloch won the all-around with a 37.2 in the meet and Deephouse finished in second place with a 35.85. Tulloch earned first place on the bars (9.5) and on the beam (9.175) and Deephouse earned first on the vault (9.35) and in the floor exercise (9.55). Tulloch also finished in second place in the vault (9.25) and in the floor exercise (9.275).
Also, Deephouse finished in second place on the bars (8.6) and took third place on the beam (8.275). Additionally, Minogue finished in fourth place on vault (8.35) and on the bars (7.55), Zurn earned third in the floor exercise (8.8) and fourth place on the beam (8.05) and Hannah Schroeder and McKayla Dickmeyer each earned fifth-place finishes – Schroeder had a 7.425 on the bars and Dickmeyer scored an 8.3 in the vault.
Next, the Wolfpack competes in its biggest meet of the year thus far when they travel to conference and Section 3AA rival East Ridge on Thursday, Jan. 5.
East Ridge is averaging a score of 138.706 through four meets. Park is at a 140.812 in its first four meets.