Vermillion Gymnastics hosted a dual against Yankton this past Tuesday and lost with a combined score 126.3 to Yankton’s 133.8.
“Our girls have done a great job staying focused and working to add higher level skills to their routines,” said head coach Shannon Fitzsimmons. “Each meet we have added a couple skills to our overall team performance—which has helped increase our depth on each event.”
Vermillion senior Carter Williams was the top gymnast of the night as she won the all-around with the total 34.6. She took gold in the beam (9.1), the floor exercise (8.9), and tied for first in the vault (8.6) with Yankton’s Ava Koller. Williams also placed fourth on the bars (8.0).
Freshman Mackenzie Brady was next for the Tanagers as she placed fifth in the all-around (30.85). She was fifth in both the beam (8.0) and floor exercise (7.75), tied for sixth in the vault (8.4) and finished ninth in the bars (6.7).
Seventh-grader Serena Gapp was sixth in the all-around (30.65). She was fourth in the beam (8.45), sixth in the floor exercise (7.65), and finished tenth in the bars (6.5).
Also a seventh-grader, Tori Farmer finished eighth in the all-around (29.35). She was ninth in both the beam (7.55) and floor exercise (7.35) and tied for ninth in the vault (8.1). Farmer also scored 8.05 in the vault and 6.35 in the bars.
Sophomore Elaina Taggart was tenth in the all-around (29.15). She was eighth in the beam (7.65) and finished seventh in the bars (7.1). Taggart also scored 7.8 in the vault and 6.6 in the floor exercise.
For Yankton, Alison Johnson finished second in the all-around (33.3), Callie Boomsma placed third (33.1), Ava Koller finished fourth (31.75), Samantha Kortan was seventh (29.85), and Trinity Johnson placed ninth (29.3).
Vermillion’s next meet will be next Thursday in Wagner for a Triangular against West Central and Wagner. This will be the last meet of the regular season before regions.