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Gieseking leads Lakeland gymnists

 

Samantha Gieseking took second place in the balance beam and fifth in the all-around competition to lead Lakeland in its own varsity gymnastics invitational held this past Saturday in LaGrange.

Gieseking compiled a score of 9.20 on the beam, .45 of a point behind event champion Alex Nickel of Angola. Her all-around tally of 34.50 was .05 of a point better than the 34.45 mark of Carroll’s Megan Felger, who finished sixth.

Angola, led by Nickel’s firsts in the balance beam (9.65) and floor exercise (9.65), took home the team championship with a score of 102.70. Carroll was second with 100.95. Lakeland wound up fifth with 96.35.

Alex Cool of Hamilton was the top individual in the meet, claiming blue ribbons in the vault (9.30), uneven bars (9.10) and all-around (36.85).

MEET SUMMARY

TEAM STANDINGS

Angola 102.70; Carroll 100.95; DeKalb 100.80; Plymouth 100.15; Lakeland 96.35; Elkhart Central 95.85; Wawasee 93.00; Warsaw 89.80; East Noble 89.70; West Noble 77.25; Hamilton 36.85

VAULT

1. Alex Cool (HA) 9.30; 2. Bailey Hinman (AN) 9.20; 3. Kristin Russell (DK) 8.90; 4. Ryley Gibson (DK) 8.85; 5. Megan Felger (CA) 8.80; 6. Hayley Gibson (DK) 8.60; 7. Nicky Davis (PL) 8.50; 8. Cassi Quissell (PL) 8.45; 9. Samantha Gieseking (LL) 8.40; T10. Kendall Isenbar (CA) and Libby Yeakey (EC) 8.35

Other Lakeland scores

Chloe Sturdivant 8.30; Jennifer Duty 8.00; Caitlin Yoder 7.95

UNEVEN BARS

1. Alex Cool (HA) 9.10; 2. Nicky Davis (PL) 8.85; 3. Holly Lehman (EC) 8.75; 4. Alex Nickel (AN) 8.70; 5. Kristin Russell (DK) 8.55; 6. Cassi Quissell (PL) 8.45; 7. Megan Felger (CA) 8.05; 8. Morgan Moehle (CA) 7.95; 9. Lauren Henderson (AN) 7.85; 10. Taylor Busse (WW) 7.85

Lakeland scores

Samantha Gieseking 7.75; Caitlin Yoder 6.45; Chloe Sturdivant 5.90; Ellen Gamble 5.55

BALANCE BEAM

1. Alex Nickel 9.65; 2. Samantha Gieseking (LL) 9.20; 3. Alex Cool (HA) 9.20; 4. Nicky Davis (PL) 8.95; 5. Shannon Winslow (WR) 8.80; 6. Cassi Quissell (PL) 8.80; 7. Kristin Russell (DK) 8.75; 8. Megan Felger (CA) 8.70; 9. Bailey Hinman (AN) 8.50; 10. Holly Lehman (EC) 8.35

Other Lakeland scores

Caitlin Yoder 8.15; Chloe Sturdivant 7.95; Jaime Leu 6.95

FLOOR EXERCISE

1. Alex Nickel (AN) 9.65; 2. Holly Lehman (EC) 9.50; 3. Kristin Russell (DK) 9.45; 4. Hayley Gibson (DK) 9.40; 5. Nicky Davis (PL) 9.35; 6. Carrie Ferguson (CA) 9.30; 7. Alex Cool (HA) 9.30; 8. Madison McArt (EC) 9.25; 9. Cassi Quissell (PL) 9.20; 10. Libby Yeakey (EC) 9.20

Lakeland scores

Samantha Gieseking 9.15; Chloe Sturdivant 8.60; Ellen Gamble 8.50; Caitlin Yoder 8.30

ALL-AROUND

1. Alex Cool (HA) 36.85; T2. Kristin Russell (DK) and Nicky Davis (PL) 35.65; 4. Cassi Quissell (PL) 34.90; 5. Samantha Gieseking (LL) 34.50; 6. Megan Felger (CA) 34.45; 7. Holly Lehman (EC) 34.40; 8. Bailey Hinman (AN) 33.90; 9. Lauren Henderson (AN) 32.95; 10. Ryley Gibson (DK) 32.80

Other Lakeland scores

Caitlin Yoder 30.85; Chloe Sturdivant 30.75