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MARSHFIELD GYMNASTICS WINS HOME OPENER OVER ANTIGO



Marshfield's Hanna Merkel (photo credit: Lucky Shot Media)


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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield gymnastics team earned six top-two finishes to defeat Antigo 132.125-121.15 in its home opener Monday at Marshfield High School.


Sophie Nikolay won the vault with a score of 8.9 and Hanna Merkel took first in the uneven bars with a score of 8.65 to lead the way for the Tigers.

Marshfield's Sophie Nikolay


Merkel also won the all-around title with a 33.375 as she garnered top-five finishes in all four events.


Marshfield had second-place finishes from Alexis Mushel in the vault (8.8) and the floor exercise (8.9), Abby Pietsch in the balance beam (7.65), and Vivian Nikolai in the uneven bars (7.9).


Marshfield will return to action Jan. 5 at Stevens Point.


Marshfield 132.125, Antigo 121.15

All-around: 1. Hanna Merkel (MAR) 33.375; 2. Claire Musolff (ANT) 31.775; 3. Abby Pietsch (MAR) 31.55; 4. Andrea Shetak (ANT) 31.1; 5. Kaley Zarda (ANT) 30.975; 6. Hanna Williams (ANT) 25.7.

Vault: 1. Sophie Nikolay (MAR) 8.9; 2. Musloff (ANT) and Alexis Mushel (MAR) 8.8; 4. Kim Backaus (MAR) 8.65; 5. Merkel (MAR) 8.475; 6. Pietsch (MAR) 8.45.

Uneven bars: 1. Merkel (MAR) 8.65; 2. Vivian Nikolai (MAR) 7.9; 3. Mushel (MAR) 7.85; 4. Ellie Jensen (MAR) 7.8; 7. Pietsch (MAR) 7.05.

Balance beam: 1. Zarda (ANT) 7.8; 2. Pietsch (MAR) 7.65; 3. Phoebe Hernandez (MAR) 7.55; 4. Merkel (MAR) 7.5; 5. Nikolay (MAR) 7.2.

Floor exercise: 1. Zarda (ANT) 8.95; 2. Mushel (MAR) 8.9; 3. Nikolay (MAR) 8.85; 4. Merkel (MAR) 8.75; 5. Jensen (MAR) 8.7; 6. Pietsch (MAR) 8.4.

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