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Pohlman earns state berth

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Gazette staff
February 25, 2012
— Gazette staff

BURLINGTON


Janesville Craig’s Ashley Pohlman finished fifth in the vault at Saturday’s Burlington Sectional to earn a return trip to the WIAA state gymastics meet next weekend in Wisconsin Rapids.


“Ashley had a great vault,” Craig coach Jean Welch said. “She definitely deserves to return to state.’’


The Cougars’ Courtney Pohlman finished ninth in the all-around and teammate Ashley McGoey finished 11th on floor exercise with a 9.3 mark.


Janesville Parker’s top finishers included Brecklyn Skaleski 11th in the all-around and Hailey Leisten 10th on balance beam with a 9.0 mark.


Burlington/Lake Geneva Badger/Catholic Central/Wilmot won the sectional title with a state-record 150.475 points. Craig finished fifth with 135.55 and Parker finished sixth with 127.9.


“This sectional will most likely produce the state champion and the runner-up,” Welch said.


High school gymnastics


Burlington Sectional


Division 1


TEAM SCORES


(Top 2 teams qualify for State Torunament)


Burlington/Lake Geneva Badger/Catholic Central/Wilmot 150.475, Franlin/Muskego/Oak Creek/Whitnall 148.125, Mukwonago/East Troy/Kettle Moraine 142.65, Kenosha 135.8, Janesville Craig 135.55, Janesville Parker 127.9, Westosha/Union Grove 116.125.


INDIVIDUAL EVENTS


(Top 5 Qualify for State Tournament)


Vault—1. Molly Benavides (BBW), 9.825; 2. Bailey Fitzpatrick (BBW), 9.525; 3. Kerry Leonard (BBW), 9.5; 4. Lauren Zurowski (FMO), 9.45; 5. Ashley Pohlman (JC), Rachel Tillma (FMO), 9.4; 17. Hailey Leisten (JP), 8.65.


Uneven bars—1. Jenna Fitzpatrick (BBW), 9.65; 2. Bailey Fitzpatrick (BBW), 9.55; 3. Natalie Straszewski (MEK), 9.475; 4. Sammie Olson (FMO), 9.3; 5. Taylor Weis (MEK), 9.275; 13. Courtney Pohlman (JC), 8.425; 26. Cara Fleming (JP), 7.175.


Beam—1. Bailey Fitzpatrick (BBW), 9.55; 2. Molly Benavides (BBW), 9.375; 3. Kerry Leonard (BBW), 9.25; 4. Sammie Olson (FMO), 9.2; 5. Courtney Lhullier (FMO), 9.175; 10. Hailey Leisten (JP), 9.0; 11. Ashley McGoey (JC), 8.975.


Floor—1. Molly Benavides (BBW), 9.65; 2. Lauren Zurowski (FMO), 9.625; 3. Bailey Fitzpatrick(BBW), 9.5; 4. Melanie Pearson (FMO), 9.475; 5. Rachel Tillman (FMO), 9.45; 11. Ashley McGoey (JC), 9.3; 13. Brecklyn Skaleski (JP), 9.05.


All-around—1. Bailey Fitzpatrick (BWW), 38.125; 2. Molly Benavides (BBW), 38.05; 3. Lauren Zurowski (FMO), 36.8; 4. Natalie Strazewski (MEK), 36.075; 5. Taylor Weis (MEK), 35.975; 9. Courtney Pohlman (JC), 34.125; 11. Brecklyn Skaleski (JP), 33.325.



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