The Tanager gymnastics team hosted the Vermillion Triangular with West Central and Sioux Falls Roosevelt last Thursday.

Vermillion earned silver with 115.3 total points, 0.8 ahead of West Central (114.5). Roosevelt won the triangular with 124.9 team points.

The Tanagers also had the best score in the beam with a 31.65 team total.

“Hosting home invites gives us a chance to show our hometown what we’ve been working on,” said sophomore Mackenzie Brady. “It makes me happy every time we compete, and there is a lot of support from the crowd.”

Vermillion sophomore Mackenzie Brady earned third in the all-around (31.4). She scored a 7.60 in the bars to place fourth, was fifth in the vault (8.2), placed sixth in the floor exercise (7.9), and scored a 7.7 in the beam.

Eighth-grader Tori Farmer finished eighth in the all-around with a 27.6. Farmer finished sixth in the bars (6.6), 7.6 in the vault, 6.8 in the floor, and had a 6.6 in the beam.

Freshman Maya Radigan placed tenth in the all-around (25.0). Radigan 7.05 in the floor exercise, scored a 6.8 in the beam, a 5.9 in the vault, and 5.25 in the bars.

Freshman Abby Roob tallied a 24.3 all-around to finish 11th. She scored an 8.2 and placed fifth in the beam, scored a 6.8 in the vault, a 5.8 on the floor exercise, and a 3.5 on the bars.

Eighth-grader Mercedes Hoffman was 13th in the all-around with 19.25. Hoffman scored a 7.0 on the vault, a 6.3 in the floor exercise, a 4.95 on the beam, and a 1.0 on the bars.

Eighth-grader Serena Gapp won the beam with an 8.95.

“I am proud of our team improving each meet we compete at, and we have gained so many new skills that we are excited to show off this season,” said Brady.

The Tanagers will compete this Saturday at the Madison Invitational at noon.

“I’m excited that our team is still so young, which means we can improve together for years to come,” said Brady.

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