Gymnastics Fourth at Best of Minnesota

Posted on February 10th, 2007 by

The Gustavus Adolphus gymnastics team placed fourth at Saturday’s Best of Minnesota meet at the University of Minnesota with a team score of 171.375. Brittany Moore (Sr., Plymouth, Minn./St. Louis Park) tied for third on the vault with a 9.700 as the Gusties posted four career-high scores on the apparatus and another on the balance beam. The host Golden Gophers took the team title easily with a team score of 191.625, followed by Hamline (179.225), Winona State (175.500), and Gustavus.

The Gusties competed with only five gymnasts on the vault, but four came away with career-high marks. Gustavus’ team total of 46.625 ranked as the team’s best score on the event all season. Behind Moore, Aryn Bell (So., Eden Praire, Minn.) placed 12th with a 9.325 (career high), Christine Askham (So., Arvada, Colo./West) placed 15th with a 9.300 (career high), Danielle Berg (Jr., St. Cloud, Minn./Technical) posted a 9.250, and Christina Sorenson (Fy., Worthington, Minn.) recorded a 9.050 (career high).

The high felt following the vault was balanced out as Gustavus struggled to a team score of 40.475 on the uneven bars. Laura Hansen (So., Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Simley) finished tenth with a score of 9.000, followed by Askham with an 8.700. Audrey Schenewerk (Sr., Lawrence, Kan./Baldwin) and Stephanie Lovik (Sr., Rochester, Minn./Century) added scores of 7.975 and 7.925, respectively, while Bell added a 6.875.

Hansen also led the Gusties on the balance beam a career-high score of 9.150 to place sixth overall. Julia Kruchoski (So., Chisholm, Minn.) placed 11th with a score of 8.550, followed by Dana Ryerson (Sr., Ames, Iowa/Ballard) with an 8.200, and Askham with a 7.950. Kelsie Droogsma (Jr., Elk River, Minn.) and Meghan Johnson (So., Minneapolis, Minn./South) rounded out the Gustavus effort with scores of 7.550 and 7.400, respectively.

Askham recorded Gustavus’ best score on the floor exercise, finishing seventh with a 9.200. Moore finished 12th with a score of 8.950, while Droogsma (8.675), Ryerson (8.350), and Lovik (7.700) also recorded scores for the Gusties.

Askham was one of six gymnasts to compete for the all-around title, placing third with a total of 35.150.

Gustavus returns to competition Friday, Feb. 16 when they travel to UW-Eau Claire for a dual meet against the Blugolds.

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