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Gymnasts still unbeaten in SCC

By Staff | Jan 31, 2009

Blaire Zierke took first place in all around

The Blue Earth Area gymnastics team remained undefeated in the South Central Conference after downing St. James Thursday night in Winnebago.

The Bucs finished with a team score of 130.9 to the Saints’ 124.15.

The win improves BEA’s SCC record to 4-0 and 6-1 on the season overall.

“It was good to get another win and improve our conference record to 4-0,” head coach Sandy Oswald said following the victory.

Blaire Zierke once again paced the Bucs. She took first place in all around with a score of 33.675, while teammates Julia Meyer was third with 32.925 and Cassie Thompson fourth with a 32.475.

In the beam competition, Zierke and Thompson tied for first place with scores of 7.9. Meyer took third with a 7.7.

Zierke took first in the floor exercise with 8.925 and Meyer was right behind with an 8.425, while Marissia Hagedorn’s 8.25 was good enough for fourth place.

Meyer notched a first place finish in the bars with an 8.35, while Zierke was fourth with a 7.95.

In the vault, Zierke and Thompson tied for second place with scores of 8.9.

The Bucs scored a total of 35.025 on the vault to the Saints’ 34.725.

BEA edged St. James on the bars 31.55 to 31.15.

The Bucs outscored the Saints on the beam 30.65 to 27.20, and 33.675 to 31.075 on the floor exercise.

Today the team travels to Jackson County Central for a make-up meet and travels to Waseca on Feb. 10 in another make-up meet.

BEA defeats NRHEG

The Buccaneer gymnastics team notched another win when they traveled to Ellendale on Tuesday to take on NRHEG.

The Bucs won 129.850 to 123.375 over the host Panthers.

Blaire Zierke led the way for the Bucs, scoring a 33.950 which was good for second in all-around.

She scored an 8.950 on the vault, an 8.1 on the uneven parallel bars, an 8.6 on the beam and an 8.3 on the floor exercise.

Julia Meyer took third overall in all-around, scoring a 33.650. She had an 8.7 on the vault, an 8.4 on the bars, 7.7 on the beam and 8.850 on floor.

Cassie Thompson scored a 30.250 in all-around.

The Bucs scored a 34.850 total on the vault, a 31.3 on the bars, a 30.150 on the beam and a 33.55 for floor exercise.

The two teams tied on the floor exercise scores, but BEA was higher in the other events.

NRHEG’s Chelsey Waltz was first in all-around with a score of 35.350.