by Dave Boehler
Beacon Sports Editor
Third place was pretty much expected.
The Sheboygan gymnastics team finished in that position with 120.8500 points Friday at the Eastern Valley Conference Championships, behind Manitowoc Lincoln (138.1500) and Valders/Roncalli (124.5500).
“That’s about where we’ve been all year,” co-op coach Kristen Buschke said. “Score-wise, I think that was our second-highest team score of the year and that was after not doing our best on beam and bars. So I think we have a little more room to have a higher score at sectionals.”
Sophomore Annnika Glavan was the top all-around girl for Sheboygan as she finished fifth with 31.000 points. She was fifth on the floor exercise (8.350), eighth on the vault (8.050), ninth on the uneven bars (7.050) and 11th on the balance beam (7.550).
“It wasn’t her best meet, but she had a really good floor performance,” Buschke said. “And all the girls actually kind of picked it up on floor and had a lot of fun. Annika’s floor, I think that was her highest score of the year. Her vault was pretty solid. She’s just consistent all around. She didn’t have her best beam day, but everything else was pretty solid.”
Senior Maddie Lewis’s 8.500 was good for a second-place tie on the vault behind Manitowoc Lincoln’s Brynn Tackett (9.050).
“She’s been working on the hand-spring full vault all year,” Buschke said. “Sometimes she’ll get credit for it and sometimes not, it depends on her entry. So we’ve been working on that the past week because it’s a higher start value. That’s something she’s been trying to focus on.”
Senior Kylie Mazza took seventh on the floor (8.000) and ninth on the vault (7.900).
Freshman Kailey Kaltenrbun’s all-around score of 29.425 put her seventh, and she placed eighth on the beam (8.150).
Junior Nadia Versey tied Glavan for ninth on the bars (7.050) and senior Breck Kampmann took 11th (6.750).