Craig, Parker gymnasts fall in Big Eight duals
Ariyana Stalsberg won uneven bars and floor exercise for Janesville Craig’s gymnastics team Thursday night, but the Cougars came up short in a Big Eight Conference dual meet opener.
Madison West edged Craig 122.5-117.5.
Craig’s Phoebe Werner won the all-around and tied for the top spot on vault.
“Our girls had a pretty good meet tonight,” Craig coach Jean Welch said. “We were a bit short-handed due to illness, so our team score was slightly lower, but overall we performed well.
“Ariyana had a beautiful floor routine, and most of our girls improved their scores.”
WEST 122.5, CRAIG 117.5.
Vault—1. Phoebe Werner (C) and Maggie Lee (W), 8.2; 3. Ariyana Stalsberg (C), 7.9.
Uneven bars—1. Stalsberg (C) and Celia Ross-Serna (W), 8.05.
Balance beam—1. Emma Iglic (W), 9.0; 2. Elise Schmitt (W), 7.975; 3. Bella Lawton (W) and Alexis Andrews (C), 7.375.
Floor exercise—1. Stalsberg (C), 8.7; 2. Andrews (C), 8.175; 3. Werner (C), 8.05.
All-around—Werner (C), 30.65; 2. Ross-Serna (W), 30.1; 3. Jayden Egger (C), 27.8.
• Memorial tops Parker—Natalie Donkle won three events and the all-around to lead Madison Memorial to a 129.9-108 win over Parker.
Elena Apfel finished third in the all-around to lead Parker.
“We’re slowly coming back,” Parker coach Heidi Jegerlehner said of her team. “With such a young, inexperienced team, we’re coming along. We’ve created our baseline, and I see us continuing to move forward.”
MEMORIAL 129.9, PARKER 108
Vault—1. Natalie Donkle (M), 8.525; 2. Daine Riggins (M), 8.35; 3. Caitlin Murphy (M), 8.25.
Uneven bars—1. Donkle (M), 8.4; 2. Riggins (M), 7.5; 3. Alyssa Rios (M), 7.4.
Balance beam—1. Donkle (M), 0.35; 2. Murphy (M), 8.55; 3. Soleil Bienick (M), 8.5.
Floor exercise—1. Riggins (M), 8.075; 2. Jessie Kahn (M), 7.925; 3. Murphy (M), 7.9.
All-around—1. Donkle (M), 33.925; 2. Riggins (M), 32.125; 3. Elena Apfel (P), 27.425.