The GHS gymnastics team traveled to Oswego on December 19th for a quad competition against Oswego, Glenbard East and Bartlett. The varsity and junior varsity teams had strong showings in the competition with all of the gymnasts placing within the top 10 for the all-around. Head Coach Chris Ward said she has seen improvement from her gymnasts on each event, especially vault. She said the girls are working hard to add difficulty in the other events.
The varsity team placed 4th with 114.90 points. Grace Girten continued to pace the varsity squad with a 6th place all-around finish (29.80). Girten was 11th on bars, beam (12th), floor (14th), and vault (17th). Emma Heller followed close behind placing 7th in the all-around (28.50), beam (14th), bars & floor (17th), and vault (20th). Taylor Vandevoorde was 8th in the all-around (28.45), vault (7th), beam (18th), floor & bars (19th). Brynn Johnson was 9th in the all-around (27.75), bars (14th), vault (15th), floor (18th), and beam (19th). Taylor Smith was 10th in the all-around, vault (17th), floor, beam & bars (20th).
The junior varsity team placed 2nd with 116.65 points. Freshman, Addison Pischke, was the top placer with a 1st place finish on vault. Pischke was 2nd in the all-around (30.55), floor (2nd), bars & beam (6th). Alexa Jolly showed her consistency with a 3rd place all-around finish (29.50), vault (2nd), beam & floor (4th), and bars (10th). Jaelynn McCann finished 4th in the all-around (28.80), beam (4th), floor (6th), bars (8th), and vault (18th). Amelia Henkhaus added valuable team points with a 7th place all-around finish (27.7); she was 9th on bars, vault & floor, and 10th on beam. Ava Williams was 11th on vault, Mallory Setser 13th on bars, Olivia Johnson 14th on beam, and Aubrey Brumbaugh 16th on floor.
Coach Ward said the gymnasts “are a courageous group that loves to compete.” Following a short Christmas break, the team will be back on the road competing December 27th & 28th.