Janesville Parker gymnasts earn first win

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Gazette Staff
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cathy Lehmann is beginning to see her Janesville Parker High gymnastics team coming together.

The Vikings registered their first dual meet victory of the season, beating visiting Milton, 132.175-123.35 in a nonconference matchup Tuesday night.

“This was our best meet of the season,” Lehmann said. “It was a total team effort. The team is coming together well.”

Sophomores Hailey Leisten and Brecklyn Skaleski finished 1-2 in the all-around for the Vikings.

Leisten won the uneven bars (8.7) and balance beam (8.75) and finished in a first-place tie with Skaleski in the floor exercise (9.125) to help earn a 34.925 all-around score.

Skaleski finished second at 33.55.

Seniors Meridith Little and Caroline Mitchell also contributed several top-four finishes.

Jessica Alf led the Red Hawks. She won the vault (8.7) and was third in the all-around with a 30.40 combined score.

Parker returns to Big Eight Conference action Thursday with a home meet against Middleton.

PARKER 132.175, MILTON 123.35

Vault—1. Jessica Alf (M), 8.7; 2. Brecklyn Skaleski (JP), 8.45; Meridith Little (JP), 8.425; 4. Hailey Leisten (JP), 8.35.

Uneven bars—1. Leisten (JP), 8.7; 2. Taylor Kelley (M), 7.70; 3. Caroline Mitchell (JP), 7.35; 4. (tie) Skaleski (JP) and Bonnie Willison (M), 7.3 each.

Balance beam—1. Leisten (JP), 8.75; 2. Skaleski (JP), 8.675; 3. Mitchell (JP), 8.10; 4. Little (JP), 8.0.

Floor exercise—1. (tie) Leisten (JP) and Skaleski (JP), 9.125 each; 3. Alf (M), 8.7; 4. Little (JP), 8.4.

All-around—1. Leisten (JP), 34.925; 2. Skaleski (JP), 33.55; 3. Alf (M), 30.40; 4. Kelly (M), 30.30.

Junior varsity—Parker 94.65, Milton 78.00.

Last updated: 7:20 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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