Raiders surpass 130-point barrierThe Hastings gymnastics team turned in its best performance of the year Friday, scoring 130.675 points. It was the first time this season the Raiders surpassed 130 points.
By: Chad Richardson, The Hastings Star-Gazette
The Hastings gymnastics team turned in its best performance of the year Friday, scoring 130.675 points. It was the first time this season the Raiders surpassed 130 points.
“We are definitely going up,” coach Jeanne Kasel said. “The girls are realizing their potential. They’re doing so well out there. I’m really happy.
“We’ve been a little slow out of the chute. We’ve had a few bumps in the road, but I think they’re getting it now. They know they do have some potential. We had some injuries and a lot of sick kids. To come out of a long holiday break with flus and colds and injuries, and to break the 130-point barrier was pretty cool.”
Mounds View won the meet with 138.975 points.
Kasel said the team’s goal heading into the season was to break 130 points, so doing that in early January is an added bonus.
Four all-arounders had strong nights for the Raiders.
Jordyn Hollar was one of those. She led the team on vault with a score of 8.9. Jamie Becker was second on the team with an 8.35.
On bars, Becker led the way with an 8.5. Hollar and Taylor Engstrom each had 7.75s.
On beam, Becker led Hastings with an 8.525 and Ali Kromer was right behind her with an 8.475.
On floor, Kromer stole the show with an 8.85.
Becker had an 8.55 and Allissa Smith was right there, too, with an 8.4.
Becker led Hastings in the all-around with a total of 33.925 points.
Hollar had 32.675, Kromer had 32.125 and Engstrom had 31.65.
On junior varsity, Morgan Johnson had the top score of the night, turning in an 8.1 on vault.
Vs Forest Lake
Hastings lost to Forest Lake in December, 128.65-126.925.
Jordyn Hollar had a strong night on vault for Hastings, scoring an 8.8 to lead the team.
On bars, the team leader was Jamie Becker, who had a 7.925.
Becker and Taylor Engstrom tied for the team-best on the beam with 8.125s.
On floor, Becker led the way with an 8.5.
Becker led the team with an all-around score of 32.8. Hollar was second on the team in the all-around with a score of 31.875 and Engstrom had a 31.525.