MARSHFIELD GYMNASTICS WINS EIGHT-TEAM TOMAH INVITE


Marshfield's Kyra Huff competes in the balance beam at the Peppermint Twist Invitational on Saturday at Tomah High School. (Photo courtesy of Phoebe Hernandez/Hanna Merkel)

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TOMAH – The Marshfield gymnastics team won the team title with a season-high score of 135.95 points on Saturday at the Peppermint Twist Invitational at Tomah High School.


The Tigers edged Sparta, which finished with 135.0 points, and Chippewa Falls (129.325) for the team title.


Hanna Merkel tied for fifth in the all-around with 34 points and also had a second-place finish in the uneven bars with a score of 8.9 for Marshfield.


Ellie Jensen finished second in the balance beam (9.225) and fourth in the uneven bars (8.45), and Jade School was third in the beam (9.175) as they also earned top-five finishes for the Tigers.


Marshfield is off until Dec. 29 when it competes at the Rhinelander Invitational.


Peppermint Twist Gymnastics Invitational

Dec. 18, at Tomah High School

Team scores: 1. Marshfield 135.95; 2. Sparta 135.0; 3. Chippewa Falls 129.325; 4. Menomonie 128.95; 5. Antigo 128.85; 6. Tomah 106.55; 7. Westby 101.075; 8. Arcadia 46.9.

All-around: 1. Ella Hemker (SP) 36.75; 2. Ella Spaeth (CF) 34.6; 3. Ava Krista (CF) 34.4; 4. Lily Wiegand (SP) 34.025; 5. Hannah Merkel (MAR) and Sophie Sobotta (MEN) 34.0; 10. Solenne Lonsdale (MAR) 32.65.

Vault: 1. Hemker (SP) 9.4; 2. Wiegand (SP) 9.35; 3. Krista (CF) 8.875; 4. Spaeth (CF) 8.85; 5. Claire Musolff (ANT) 8.725; 6. Sophie Nikolay (MAR) 8.45; 10. Ellie Jensen (MAR) 8.325; 17. Lonsdale (MAR) and Merkel (MAR) 8.2; 19. Serenah Tippett (MAR) 8.175.

Uneven bars: 1. Hemker (SP) 8.95; 2. Merkel (MAR) 8.9; 3. Spaeth (CF) 8.7; 4. Jensen (MAR) 8.45; 5. Savannah Clark (SP) and Sobotta (MEN) 8.35; 7. Lonsdale (MAR) 8.325; 10. Vivian Nikolai (MAR) and Tippett (MAR) 8.0.

Balance beam: 1. Hemker (SP) 9.25; 2. Jensen (MAR) 9.225; 3. Jade Scholl (MAR) 9.175; 4. Krista (CF) 8.975; 5. Clark (SP) 8.875; 8. Merkel (MAR) 8.3; 10. Kyra Huff (MAR) 8.25; 16. Lonsdale (MAR) 7.725.

Floor exercise: 1. Kaley Zarda (ANT) 9.2; 2. Hemker (SP) 9.15; 3. Sobotta (MEN) 8.95; 4. Alexis Anderson (MEN), Nora Bergerson (ARC) and Spaeth (CF) 8.75; 7. Abby Pietsch (MAR) 8.65; 8. Merkel (MAR) 8.6; 10. Huff (MAR) 8.5; 12. Lonsdale (MAR) 8.4; 15. Nikolai (MAR) 8.25.

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