Preview: Gymnasts are a youthful but experienced bunch
This year's Hastings girls gymnastics team has all kinds of experience returning to it. The Raiders finished last season on a high note, scoring 131.475 points at the section meet. That was their highest point total of the year.
Most of those gymnasts return to this year's team.
Hastings has three seniors on the team this year.
They are Kaylee Hennen, Alison Kromer and Kaylee Strandness.
Kromer fared well at sections, scoring an 8.050 on beam. She had an 8.35 on vault.
Juniors on the team are Taylor Engstrom and Jordyn Hollar.
Engstrom had a strong section meet, placing 12th on the beam with a score of 8.35. She had an 8.05 on vault, too.
Hollar led the way on the vault with an 8.475.
Sophomores are Cecily Hrncir, Katelynn Johnson, Morgan Johnson and Marissa Leopold.
Freshmen are Ciara Christensen, Kelly Dybevik, Nena Fasbender, Brittany Johnson, Marli Rodriguez and Danielle Walz.
One eighth-grader, Madison Hynnek, is on the team.
Two seventh-graders, Lily Hull and Kate Olmstead, are also on the team.