New London-Spicer gymnasts look strong

Wildcats score 135.225 to beat Dassel-Cokato, Orono

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New London-Spicer's Taylor Knudsen springs off the vault during Thursday's triangular against Orono and Dassel-Cokato at NLS High School. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

NEW LONDON — Winning all four events and taking the top three spots in the all-around, the New London-Spicer gymnastics team impressed at home Thursday.

Hosting a three-team meet with Dassel-Cokato and Orono, the Wildcats cruised to a team win with a score of 135.225. Dassel-Cokato was second with 125.675 and Orono placed third at 122.9.

Taking the all-around title was sophomore Kamryn Quenemoen, who won the vault (9.2), uneven bars (8.3) and balance beam (8.875) en route to a combined score of 35.25.

Junior teammate Ashlyn Olson won the floor exercise (9.15) and was second in the bars (8.0) and beam (8.5), eventually taking second in the all-around at 34.4.

Sophomore Taylor Knudsen was third in the all-around at 32.925, with her best finish coming in the beam at 8.425.


“The girls had another great showing tonight for our first conference meet,” said NLS head coach Cindy Jacobson. “We are still not full strength with the team. However, the girls keep improving every meet. It will be nice to have a break from meets and work on new skills. We have had five meets in the last 11 days.”

Jacobson continued, “Kamryn had a great night on her events and once again, Lili Sampson has done a great job on the vault (second at 9.125). Ashlyn Olson also had a great, consistent night.”

NLS is off until Jan. 4 when the Wildcats compete in an invitational at New Prague.

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New London-Spicer's Kamryn Quenemoen poses after landing on her uneven bars routine during Thursday's triangular against Orono and Dassel-Cokato at NLS High School. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

NLS triangular

TEAM SCORES — (1) New London-Spicer 135.225 (2) Dassel-Cokato 125.675 (3) Orono 122.9
ALL-AROUND — (1) Kamryn Quenemoen, NLS, 35.25 (2) Ashlyn Olson, NLS, 34.4 (3) Taylor Knudsen, NLS, 32.925
VAULT — (1) Quenemoen, NLS, 9.2 (2) Lili Sampson, NLS, 9.125 (3) Lauren Abfalter, D-C, 9.0
BARS — (1) Quenemoen, NLS, 8.3 (2) Olson, NLS, 8.0 (3) Caroline Wehseler, NLS, 7.55
BEAM — (1) Quenemoen, NLS, 8.875 (2) Olson, NLS, 8.5 (3) Knudsen, NLS, 8.425
FLOOR — (1) Olson, NLS, 9.15 (2) Quenemoen, NLS, 8.875 (3) Ania Fernandez, O, 8.725

Benson/KMS 135.675,
Morris/CA 115.625

Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg had the top three finishers in all four events in the dual-meet victory over Morris/Chokio-Alberta.

Libby McGeary led the way, taking first in the all-around with 35.350 points. Mariah Ahrndt won the vault (9.150), the uneven parallel bars (8.875) and the balance beam (8.850).

Taylor Kill took third in the all-around for MCA with a 30.400.


ALL-AROUND — (1) Libby McGeary, BKMS, 35.350 (2) Makenna Kelley, BKMS, 33.850 (3) Taylor Kill, MCA, 30.400
VAULT — (1) Mariah Ahrndt, BKMS, 9.150 (2) McGeary, BKMS 9.1 (3) Torie Andrew, BKMS, 8.750
BARS — (1) Ahrndt, BKMS, 8.875 (2) McGeary, BKMS, 8.700 (3) Kelley, BKMS, 8.450
BEAM — (1) Ahrndt, BKMS, 8.850 (2) McGeary, 8.BKMS, 800 (3) Kelley, BKMS, 8.550

FLOOR — (1) McGeary, BKMS, 8.750 (2) Andrews, BKMS, 8.400 (3-tie) Kelley, BKMS, Kill, MCA, 8.100

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