PREP GYMNASTICS: Marshall takes second to wrap up home schedule
MARSHALL — The Marshall gymnastics team wrapped up its home schedule on Thursday with a triangular meet against Jackson County Central and Russell-Tyler-Ruthton. The Tigers were able to place second with a team score of 123.000, with JCC taking first with a score of 133.575 and RTR taking third with a score of 106.175.
Marshall coach Larvita McFarquhar said she was proud of the way her gymnasts stepped up and achieved some goals they had set out to accomplish.
“The girls actually stepped up and Cameen [McFarquhar] nailed her double full on the floor for the first time and Jocelyn [Schlenner] did a back tuck on the floor, so I was really proud of them for stepping up and doing what we’ve been working on,” coach McFarquhar said.
Cameen McFarquhar led the way for Marshall with an 8.800 on vault, 7.300 on the uneven bars, 7.850 on the balance beam and a 9.025 in the floor exercise for an all-around score of 32.975 and a second-place finish while Clara Bader added an 8.250 on vault, 7.500 on beam and 7.400 on floor for an all-around score of 23.150 and Saphi McFarquhar had scores of 8.575 on bars and 8.375 on beam for an all-around score of 16.950.
Leah Matzner had scores of 8.350 on vault and 5.800 on beam for an all-around score of 14.150 while Reagan Brandt had a 6.150 on beam and 7.750 on floor for a score of 13.900. Dylan Kack added a 7.750 on vault, Hailey Hinze had a 6.200 on bars, Schlenner had a 7.350 on floor, Kaylee Van Hauwaert had a 6.400 on bars, Reeanna Hassan had an 8.250 on vault and Sydney Brandt had a 6.675 on bars to add to the Marshall effort.
Marshall will compete next on Jan. 23 against Worthington at 6 p.m. Coach McFarquhar said their biggest takeaway will be cleaning up some of the little mistakes as well as just preparing themselves mentally as a group.
“Just getting rid of all of the wobbles on the beam and we also had a lot of mistakes on bars that we usually don’t have, so just really cleaning up everything and preparing mentally for the next meet,” coach McFarquhar said.