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Gymnasts fall to Martin County Area

But team has one of their best performances of the season

By Kevin Mertens - Staff Writer | Mar 7, 2021

Tailor Douglas flies through the air during her floor routine during a recent meet. Blue Earth Area had one of their best team performances when they scored a 128.15 against the Martin County Area Magic. Addison Armstrong had a very good performance to finish second in the all-around.

Blue Earth Area was on the road to face one of the best gymnastics teams in the area when they took on the Martin County Area Magic on Thursday, Feb. 25. Although the Magic won 136.375-128.15, the Buccaneers finished the contest with one of their top team scores for the year.

“It was a good meet for us,” BEA head coach Rachel Cole said. “We were missing a few of our girls due to injury and illness, but we still had a good night.”

The Bucs totaled 34.075 on the vault and were led by Addison Armstrong’s score of 9.0, which was good for third place in the rotation. Tailor Douglas had an 8.625, Annika Ihle scored an 8.425, Lauren Survis an 8.025 and Lizzy Uecker had 7.65.

Douglas was the top BEA performer on the bars. Her score of 7.7 was good for second place. Armstrong tallied a 7.5, Ihle had 7.25, Survis had 6.85 and Uecker finished with 5.9. The team score for the bars was 29.075.

Armstrong’s score of 8.85 put her in second place on the beam where the team total was 31.35. Ihle produced an 8.15 on her routine followed by Douglas with 7.2, Jazmyn Lunz with 7.15 and Survis with 6.75.

Two BEA gymnasts placed in the floor rotation. Armstrong tallied a score of 9.1 to claim second place. Douglas took third place with an 8.75. Other scores for the Bucs were Uecker with an 8.35, Ihle with 7.45 and Survis with 7.15.

Armstrong’s strong showing resulted in her earning second place in the all-around with a score of 34.45. Douglas finished with 32.275, Ihle had 31.05 and Survis had 28.775.

The junior varsity did not have a complete team but Jazmyn Lunz finished first on the bars with a 7.75.