The Lady Bulldogs gymnastics team punched their ticket to the State Class A gymnastics meet with a third place finish at the Region 1A meet in Milbank on February 1. The top three teams from each region advance to State.
Milbank scored a team total of 127.60. Madison was crowned the region champion with a 142.45. Deuel was the runner-up with a 141.325.Rounding out the team scores were West Central, 123.50; Sisseton, 120.05; Britton-Hecla, 119.70; Montrose, 33.95; Warner, 29.225.
The meet also doubled as the Northeast Conference meet. Milbank was named the runner-up, behind Deuel. Sisseton finished third and Britton-Hecla,
Mackenzie Weinkauf placed 12th on vault and tied for eighth on the floor exercise. Dani Yamaura earned a 13th place finish on the balance beam while Maddie Gustafson placed 14th on the floor exercise and tied for 14th on vault. Also placing for Milbank were Tori Hooth, 13th on vault, and Greta Snaza, 15th on floor.
Results from the Region 1A meet. Scores are the same for both the region and NEC meet, with the gymnasts’ place in the NEC in parenthesis.
All-Around Competition – 10. Dani Yamaura, 32.00 (6th NEC); 11. Mackenzie Weinkauf, 31.450 (7th NEC); 13. Greta Snaza, 31.050 (9th NEC).
Uneven Parallel Bars – 16. Greta Snaza, 7.550 (9th NEC); 16. Maddie Gustafson, 7.550 (9th NEC); 20. Dani Yamaura, 7.450 (11th NEC); 21. Mackenzie Weinkauf, 7.20 (12th NEC); 21. Madison Mathews, 7.20 (12th NEC); 24. Jodi DeVaal, 6.925 (15th NEC).
Vault – 12. Mackenzie Weinkauf, 8.650 (5th NEC); 13. Tori Hooth, 8.625 (6th NEC); 14. Maddie Gustafson, 8.60 (7th NEC); 23. Dani Yamaura, 8.20 (13th NEC); 23. Greta Snaza, 8.20 (13th NEC); 29. Madison Mathews, 7.950 (17th NEC).
Balance Beam – 13. Dani Yamaura, 7.90 (6th NEC); 17. Joci McFarland, 7.375 (9th NEC); 21. Christina Lusk, 7.125 (13th NEC); 24. Tori Hooth, 7.050 (15th NEC); 26. Greta Snaza, 6.825 (17th NEC); 28. Mackenzie Weinkauf, 6.750 (19th NEC).
Floor Exercise – 8. Mackenzie Weinkauf, 8.850 (3rd NEC); 14. Maddie Gustafson, 8.550 (7th NEC); 15. Greta Snaza, 8.475 (8th NEC); 16. Dani Yamaura, 8.450 (9th NEC); 31. Madison Mathews, 7.550 (19th NEC); 37. Christina Lusk, 7.050 (24th NEC).
Photo: Mackenzie Weinkauf