Gymnastics: Madison Memorial takes Big Eight title

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Gazette staff
Saturday, February 22, 2014

Big Eight dual meet champion Madison Memorial made it a clean sweep by winning Saturday's conference meet.

The Spartans, behind all-around champion Caroline Smith, finished with a score of 142.65. Middleton finished second with 141.6, while Janesville Craig was sixth and Janesville Parker seventh.

Parker's Brecklyn Skaleski had the city's top finish with a third-place performance on balance beam. Skaleski had a score of 9.325, while Memorial's Kayley Alioto won the event with a 9.4.

“This was Brecklyn's meet,” Parker coach Heidi Jegerlehner said. “It was a great preview for the sectional meet for her on beam, floor & vault.

“I'm very proud of the girls for their individual performances today. We've got to stay focused for the sectional meet, but it would be great to see one of these seniors statebound.”

 Craig's top finish came from Michelle Cagney, who was 10th on floor exercise.

“Our girls had a very solid, good performance today,” Craig coach Jean Welch said. “We competed within ourselves, and I was proud of all the girls.

“Our conference was very competitive this year, as this meet shows.”

Both Parker and Craig compete in the Division 1 Burlington Sectional on Thursday.


At Madison Memorial

Team scores

Madison Memorial 142.65, Middleton 141.6, Madison West 134.95, Sun Prairie 133.375, Verona/Edgewood 132.975, Janesville Craig 131.175, Janesville Parker 130.125, Madison East/La Follette 117.725.

Individual results

Vault—1. Aryn Skibba (Mid), 9.375; 2. Abby Millard (SP), 9.325; 3. Sam Adler (MM), 9.225.

Uneven bars—1. Caroline Smith (MM), 9.45; 2. Skibba (Mid), 9/35; 3. Kayley Alioto (MM), 9.125.

Balance beam—1. Alioto (MM), 9.4; 2. Smith (MM), 9.35; 3. Brecklyn Skaleski (JP), 9.325.

Floor exercise—1. Smith (MM), 9.55; Skibba (Mid), 9.45; 3. Adler (MM), 9.125; 10. Michelle Cagney (JC), 8.775.

All-around—1. Smith (MM), 37.55; 2. Skibba (Mid), 37.225; 3. Alioto (MM), 36.6.

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