Prep Gymnastics: New London-Spicer's depth shines in opener
Anderson clinches the all-around as Wildcats beat Rockford
NEW LONDON — Led by Ciera Anderson and Kamryn Quenemoen, the New London-Spicer gymnastics team took the top four spots in each event in a 140.55-118.875 win over Rockford on Thursday.
After going to the state tournament last season, Thursday’s showing was a promising start as the Wildcats look to repeat as the top team in Section 6A.
“The girls had a great first meet,” said Wildcats head coach Cindy Jacobson. “We still have some things to work on, but I am very pleased with how well they performed tonight. We’re excited to see what this year will bring. I have a very talented team with a lot of depth.”
Anderson was the all-around winner after a combined score of 35.875. She won both the balance beam (9.125) and the uneven bars (8.8) while taking second in the vault (9.1) and third on floor exercise (8.85).
Quenemoen was second in the all-around at 34.85. Her best score came on the floor with a second-place score of 9.05.
NLS had two more first-place showings, with Abby Knudsen winning the vault (9.15) and Kaitlyn Preheim taking the top spot on the floor (9.275).
On Saturday, the Wildcats will compete in an invitational at Morris/Chokio-Alberta. Other teams include: Morris/CA, Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville and Park Rapids.
ALL-AROUND — (1) Ciera Anderson, NLS, 35.875 (2) Kamryn Quenemoen, NLS, 34.85
VAULT — (1) Abby Knudsen, NLS, 9.15 (2) Anderson, NLS, 9.1 (3) Morgan Schwandt, NLS, 8.95
BARS — (1) Anderson, NLS, 8.8 (2) A. Knudsen, NLS, 8.25 (3) Queneomen, NLS, 8.15
BEAM — (1) Anderson, NLS, 9.125 (2) Taylor Knudsen, NLS, 8.85 (3) Quenemoen, NLS, 8.8
FLOOR — (1) Kaitlyn Preheim, NLS, 9.275 (2) Quenemoen, NLS, 9.05 (3) Anderson, NLS, 8.85