Gymnastics: Parker, Craig turn in solid performances

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Gazette staff
Saturday, January 18, 2014

Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker finished second in their respective divisions Saturday at the Purgolder Invitational gymnastics competition.

Craig was second in the Gold Division with 130.625, with Madison Memorial winning with a score of 133.525. Parker was second in the Purple Division behind the co-op team of Verona/Madison Edgewood with a score of 115.15.

Parker’s Hailey Leisten won the all-around title in the Purple Division with a score of 32.55.

“It was a good experience for us as a team to come up here and compete and have fun,” Parker coach Heidi Jegerlehner said. “And some of our girls were able to compete at the varsity level for the first time.”

Craig’s Sara Malmanger was second on balance beam and fourth on floor exercise, while teammate Michelle Cagney was fourth in the all-around.

“We had a really good meet today,” Craig coach Jean Welsch said. “We raised our score from Thursday, and it’s always good to see the score go up, especially at an invite where the scores are often tight.

“This was a good test for us since we compete with a lot of these teams in our conference.”

Purgolder Invitational

Gold Division


Madison Memorial 133.525, Janesville Craig 130.625, Sun Prairie 129.775, Middleton 128.825.


Vault—1. Madelin Pflaster (Mid), 9.25; 7. Sara Malmanger (JC), 8.4.

Uneven bars—1. Caroline Smith (MM), 9.325; 8. Michelle Cagney and Gabrielle Geller (JC), 7.85.

Balance beam—C. Smith (MM), 9.325; 2. Malmanger (JC), 8.65; 4. Lizzy Schneider (JC), 8.55; 6. Cagney (JC), 8.35.

Floor exercise—1. Skibba (Mid), 8.8; 4. Malmanger (JC), 8.5; 6. Cagney (JC), 8.35.

All-around—1. Alioto (MM), 34.35; 4. Cagney (JC), 32.65; 5. Geller (JC), 32.625.

Purple Division


Verona/Edgewood 124.325, Janesville Parker 115.15, Waunakee/DeForest 114.525, Madison East/La Follette 111.8.


Vault—1. Hailey Leisten (JP), 8.35.

Uneven bars—1. Hannah Semmann (V), 7.85.

Balance beam—1. Michuda (V), 8.35; 2. Leisten (JP), 8.3.

Floor exercise—1. Leisten (JP), 8.4; 3. Mia Toberman (JP), 8.3.

All-around—1. Leisten (JP), 32.55.

Last updated: 11:35 pm Saturday, January 18, 2014

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