Craig, Parker look for title

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Gazette staff
Friday, February 18, 2011
— Janesville athletes dominated last year’s Big Eight Conference gymnastics meet.

Craig High’s Becky Schneider won the vault, uneven bars and the all-around. Parker High’s Erika Whitson was the floor exercise champion.

With those two returning, and the Vikings coming off the school’s first Big Eight dual meet title, Janesville should be at the top again Saturday.

This year’s competition at Craig High begins at 11:15 a.m. Middleton is the defending team champion, but finished third behind Parker and Craig in the dual meet portion of the Big Eight schedule.

“It should be a really good meet that team-wise, probably will come down to Parker and Craig,” Craig coach Jean Welch said. “Both teams have been ranked in the top six or seven in the state all season.

“There is some really good individual talent on a couple of other teams, but depth-wise, Craig and Parker stand out.”

Sun Prairie’s Sydney Steiner is the defending Division 1 state champion on the uneven bars.

Parker, which was ranked first in Division 1 for most of the season and is currently third, is led by Whitson. The senior is ranked first in the state on balance beam and floor exercise, and is the only Viking in school history to qualify for state in the all-around.

Schneider is the defending state champion in the all-around, while teammate Sara Ennocenti is the defending state champion on vault.

Last updated: 4:17 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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