Gymnastics: Awards given for year's achievement

This article submitted by Maria Wegner on 3/3/98.

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, the Paynesville gymnastics team ended its season with their annual banquet.

The junior varsity team finished the season with a team high score of 98.3 against Long Prairie/Grey Eagle. This was an improvement of ten points since the beginning of the season.

The varsity team earned its highest score of the season against Long Prairie/Grey Eagle as well. Their season high was 123.65.

Seniors Maria Wegner and Sara Spanier were named to theAll -Conference team, and junior Camille Flanders just missed making honorable mention by a couple of points.

According to Coach Dutcher, ìThe varsity team was ëinjury challengedí since they never competed with a full varsity team. They are the team that should have and could have been.î

Two school records were broken this year (besides the most injuries in one season). Spanier now holds the highest beam and vault averages for a season.

Varsity awards were won by: Spanier and Hemmesch for most effort; Wolbeck for most improved; most positive attitude was Flanders; and most valuable, Spanier.

The junior varsity awards were: Jenni Mayer earned most improved on vault; Amanda Reeck was most improved on beam; Rachel Koehn was most improved on bars; and Michelle Wolbeck was most improved on floor. Amy Mueller was voted the winner of the most effort and positive attitude award.

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