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HHS gymnastics improving with each meet

Madison Hynnek propels herself off the vault at the Hastings National Guard Armory. (Photo courtesy of Beck Photography)


The Hastings' gymnastics team has had a busy start of the season, hosting three out of their first four meets at the Hastings' National Guard Armory and also traveling to Henry Sibley. While the Raiders have yet to win a match, head coach Jeanne Kasel said her team is improving every week.

"Each meet the girls see more and learn more about what they need to correct or even step-up to the next level on," Kasel said. "We have such a young team this season and we are excited about the direction we can move in going forward."

The composite final scores for the Raiders' last four matches are as follows:

Home vs. Mahtomedi: Mahtomedi won 140.675-110

Home vs. Rosemount: Rosemount won 138.225-111.7

Away vs. Henry Sibley: Henry Sibley won 131.425-116.225

Home vs. Red Wing: Red Wing won 127.8-116.15

Against Henry Sibley, Hastings' high scorer was Madison Hynnek, who took third place overall for all four events (vault, beam, parallel uneven bars and floor exercise) and a score of 31.425. Lauren Ruder took fourth with an all-around score of 28.95 and Emma Fendrick finished fifth with 27.75.

In the meet vs. Red Wing, Hynnek had the high score on vault for the Raiders with a 8.15, while Ruder and Fendrick both led the Raiders on floor exercise with scores of 8.025.

Hastings next competes Thursday, Jan. 5, at Simley.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a sports reporter and general assignment reporter at the Hastings Star Gazette. He is a journalism graduate of Drake University.

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