Parker, Craig gymnasts pick up victories

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hailey Leisten won three individual events and the all-around to help the Janesville Parker gymnastics team score a nonconference victory over Milton on Tuesday night.

Leisten won the uneven bars, balance beam and floor, and the Vikings beat the Red Hawks 131.85-115.325.

“Once again we posted our highest team score of the season,” Parker coach Heidi Jegerlehner said. “Each meet we’re more focused and goal-oriented.”

Leisten scored 8.7 on the bars, 9.55 on the beam and 8.875 on the floor. Her 35.275 total topped Milton’s Taylor Kelley by more than 1.5 points. Kelley captured the vault with an 8.325.

Parker’s Brecklyn Skaleski was second in the vault, beam and floor to take third in the all-around.

Parker hosts Janesville Craig in the crosstown Big Eight matchup on Thursday night.

PARKER 131.85, MILTON 115.325

Vault—1. Taylor Kelley (M), 8.325; 2. Brecklyn Skaleski (P), 8.2; 2. Caitlyn McCann (M), 8.2.

Bars—1. Hailey Leisten (P), 8.7; 2. Taylor Kelley (M), 8.5; 3. Cara Fleming (P), 7.9.

Beam—1. Hailey Leisten (P), 9.55; 2. Brecklyn Skaleski (P), 9.2; 3. Taylor Kelley (M), 8.65.

Floor—1. Hailey Leisten (P), 8.875; 2. Brecklyn Skaleski (P), 8.55; 3. Taylor Kelley (M), 8.25.

All-Around—1. Hailey Leisten (P), 35.275; 2. Taylor Kelley (M), 33.725; 3. Brecklyn Skaleski (P), 33.35.


•  Craig 131.45, Madison East/La Follette 107.15—The Cougars excelled on the balance beam and notched a Big Eight Conference victory in a makeup of a previous meet.

Gabrielle Geller won the uneven bars with an 8.25 on her way to winning the all-around with a 32.8.

“Our girls had a pretty solid meet tonight,” Cougars coach Jean Welch said. “Gabrielle had another very strong meet. We are trying to get those scores up, but we’ve been very consistent, which is nice.”

The Cougars’ Sarah Holford won the vault with an 8.3, while Sara Malmanger won the beam (8.7) and floor (8.4).


Vault—1. Sarah Holford (C), 8.3; 2. Michelle Cagney (C), 8.2; 2. Sara Malmanger (C), 8.2.

Bars—1. Gabrielle Geller (C), 8.25; 2. Stephani Adams (C), 8.2; 3. Jenna Brandt (C), 8.15.

Beam—1. Sara Malmanger (C), 8.7; 2. Michelle Cagney (C), 8.55; 3. Gabrielle Geller (C), 8.35.

Floor—1. Sara Malmanger (C), 8.4; 2. Gabrielle Geller (C), 8.2; 3. Stephani Adams (C), 8.15.

All-Around—1. Gabrielle Geller (C), 32.8; Michelle Cagney (C), 32.55.

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