Parker wins, Craig falls in gymnastics
Heidi Jegerlehner got off to a great start in her first Big Eight Conference dual meet as the Janesville Parker High gymnastics coach.
Hailey Leisten won three individual events as well as the overall title to help the Vikings defeat Madison United (East and La Follette), 119.875-107.2, on Thursday night.
Leisten won the vault (8.3), uneven bars (7.4) and balance beam (8.7) to earn the all-around title with a 32.375.
Junior Mia Toberman finished second on the uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise to finish behind Leisten in the all-around.
“It was a great meet for Mia,” Jegerlehner said. “She is just coming back from an injury.”
Parker senior Cara Fleming took first in the floor exercise (8.375) and was third in the overall.
Two other Parker seniors—Brecklyn Skaleski and Marissa Ruchti—missed the meet due to injuries, but are expected back when the Vikings schedule resumes in January.
Junior Beth Kazeggia, whose specialty is the balance beam, and versatile senior Delaney Evans, also are expected to contribute this season.
PARKER 119.875, MADISON UNITED 107.2
Vault—1. Hailey Leisten (JP), 8.3; 2. Morgan Keul (M), 8.15; 3. Chrissy Dornon (M), 8.1.
Uneven bars—1. Hailey Leisten (JP), 7.4; 2. Mia Toberman (JP), 7.1; 3. Cara Fleming (JP), 6.825.
Balance beam—1. Hailey Leisten (JP), 8.7; 2. Mia Toberman (JP), 7.85; 3. Cara Fleming (JP), 7.65.
Floor exercise—1. Cara Fleming (JP), 8.375; 2. Mia Toberman (JP), 8.3; 3. Hailey Leisten (JP), 7.975.
Overall—1. Hailey Leisten (JP), 32.375; 2. Mia toberman (JP), 31.35; 3. Cara Fleming (JPO), 30.55.
Junior varsity—Parker 58.85, Madison United 49.75.
Craig loses a close one--Kayley Alioto won all the individual events to lead Madison Memorial to a 129.325-124.075 Big Eight Conference victory over host Janesville Craig in girls gymnastics on Thursday.
“Overall we had a pretty decent meet,” Craig coach Jean Welch said. “The beam was a little rough, but I thought our floor and bar routines were improved from our invite.”
Welch praised the beam routine of Sara Malmanger, and Gabrielle Geller led the Cougars in the all-around.
“The girls are working hard to improve,” Welch said. “Our scores will hopefully go up as the year goes on.”
The Cougars are off until Jan. 8, when they host East/La Follette.
MEMORIAL 129.325, CRAIG 124.075
Vault—1. Kayley Alioto (MM), 8.4; 2. Sam Adler (MM), 8.35; 3. Kayla Goetz (MM), 8.25.
Bars—1. Alioto (MM), 9.075; 2. McKenna Strueebin (JC), 7.8; 3. (tie) Natalie Statz (MM) and Gabrielle Geller (JC), 7.65 each.
Beam—1. Alioto (MM), 8.6; 2. Adler (MM), 8.15; 3. Sara Malmanger (JC), 8.0.
Floor—1. Alioto (MM), 9.2; 2. Adler (MM), 8.7; 3. Andrea Gottlieb (MM), 8.1.
All-Around—1. Alioto (MM), 35.275; 2. Geller (JC), 31.0; 3. Adams (JC), 30.525.
Junior varsity—Craig 105.85, Madison Memorial 105.45.