Janesville Parker stays on record pace, Craig wins at Verona
The records keep piling up for Janesville Parker’s gymnastics team.
Thursday night, the Vikings rolled to a school-record 143.025 points in upending Madison West (135.025) in a Big Eight Conference dual meet at Parker.
Erika Whitson won two events, including a record-setting performance on the balance beam, along with the all-around.
“We had an excellent meet against a tough team,” Parker coach Cathy Lehmann said. “My hat’s off to West because they competed very well, and that pushed our girls, and the scores showed it.
“Our girls had seven of eight scores above 9.0 between the balance beam and floor exercise, and that is pretty amazing.”
Whitson, a senior, shattered the school record on the balance beam with a score of 9.7. She also had an impressive 9.65 on floor exercise and a combined 36.325 to win the all-around.
The Vikings also got individual wins from freshmen Rilee Jonuska on vault and Hailey Leisten on uneven bars.
Parker (4-0) will host crosstown rival Janesville Craig on Thursday night in a battle for first-place in the Big Eight.
PARKER 143.025, WEST 135.025
Vault—1. Rilee Jonuska (P), 9.1; 2. Kate Peterson (W), 9.0; 3. Caitlin Bier (W), 8.85; 4. Emily Mauermann (P), 8.375.
Uneven bars—1. Hailey Leisten (P), 9.075; 2. Erika Whitson (P), 8.825; 3. Jonuska (P), 8.50; 4. Mauermann (P), 8.325.
Balance beam—1. Whitson (P), 9.70; 2. Leisten (P), 9.40; 3. Jonuska (P), 9.3; 4. Peterson (W), 8.725.
Floor exercise—1. Whitson (P), 9.65; 2. Leisten (P), 9.30; 3. Jonuska (P), 9.175; 4. Brecklyn Skaleski (P), 9.00.
All-around—1. Whitson (P), 36.325; 2. Jonuska (P), 36.075; 3. Leisten (P), 36.025; 4. Meagan Clark (W), 32.975.
Craig wins at Verona
Becky Schneider was the all-around winner and also placed first on the uneven bars and the floor exercise to lead Janesville Craig to a Big Eight Conference victory at Verona.
Sara Ennocenti won on the vault and placed second in the all-around for the Cougars, who improved to 4-0 in the Big Eight.
Craig finished with 137.7 points to Verona’s 132.775.
“They did a really good job,” Craig coach Jean Welch said. “That’s a good score for going up there. We had a real strong performance on the floor and vault.”
Ashley Pohlman was third in both events, giving the Cougars a sweep of the top three places in each.
Craig next competes in the Madison East Invitational on Saturday.
CRAIG 137.7, VERONA 132.775
Vault—1. Sara Ennocenti (C), 9.25; 2. Becky Schneider (C), 9.125; 3. Ashley Pohlman (C), 8.8.
Uneven bars—1. Schneider (C), 8.75; 2. Mari Schroeder (V), 8.7; 3. Courtney Pohlman (C), 8.35.
Balance beam—1. Tyler Henderson (V), 9.1; 2. Schneider (C), 8.55; 3. Ennocenti (C), 8.425.
Floor exercise—1. Schneider (C), 9.475; 2. Ennocenti (C), 9.0; 3. Ashley Pohlman (C), 8.95.
All-around—1. Schneider (C), 35.9; 2. Ennocenti (C), 34.775; 3. Schroeder (V), 34.025.
Junior varsity—Craig 116.85, Verona 109.325.