The Redwood Valley gymnastics team continued its winning ways with a 129.6-121.975 victory over visiting Windom Area Thursday night in a Big South Conference match-up.
The Cardinals won three of the four events and tied on beam (29.675) to roll to an easy home victory. “It was a great night overall,” Coach Kelsi Magers said. “We’ve been struggling on beam, but I’ve been impressed with the way our other events have been going and that showed tonight.”
It was another strong outing for Emma Stevenson who captured the All-Around by nearly two points with a total of 34.45. She finished first on vault (9.25), beam (8.55), floor (8.85) and was second on bars (7.8).
Mikayla Opatz continued her dominance of the bars by earning another first-place finish with a score of 8.35. She also added a third place finish on beam (7.5).
Riley Franklin added a pair of fourth-place finishes on vault (8.775) and bars (7.475). Sidney Beran (8.5) and Abby Beran (8.425) added second and third place finishes respectively on floor. Abby Beran and Hannah Elmer tied for fifth on vault (8.75), and Hailey Mohr was fifth on bars (7.35).
The Redwood Valley JV team also picked up a win, topping the Eagles 110.15-96.8. Mohr was first on vault (8.7) and second on beam (7.65). Abby Beran earned a first place finish on beam (7.75), and Sidney Beran was first on bars (6.2). Carlath Berry picked up a pair of second-place finishes on vault (8.4) and bars (5.8). Ellie Mertens was third on vault (8.1) and fourth on floor (6.6). Briah Sands earned a third-place finish on beam (7.3), and Franklin was second (7.2).
“I’m really happy with the positive attitude that the girls have shown throughout the season,” Magers said. “We’re right in the middle of quite a few busy weeks and the girls are working hard on perfecting their skills as we move towards Sections.”