Sophomore Phoebe Werner earned a medal in all events to lead the Janesville Craig gymnastics team to a second-place finish in the Purple Division of the Purgolder Invite on Saturday.

Werner was third in the balance beam, fourth in the uneven bars and vault and fifth in the floor exercise to finish third in the overall. That helped Craig earned a score of 123.3, which was behind first-place Verona/Edgewood’s 125.2.

Janesville Parker senior Carson Richards finished third in the vault for the Vikings’ best finish. The Vikings were fourth with 107.725 points. Richards finished fifth in the overall, which was won by Madison United’s Tyra Turner.

Craig coach Jean Welch commended her team.

“We improved our team score from Tuesday, which can be difficult at an invite,” Welch said. “We’re headed in the right direction.”

The Cougars’ Ariyana Stalsberg turned in the top local finish. The sophomore was second in the floor exercise with a 9.0. Turner won the event with a 9.350.



Verona/Edgewood, 125.2; Janesville Craig, 122.3; Madison United, 118.475; Janesville Parker, 107.725.


Floor exercise—1. Tyra Turner (MU), 9.350; 2. Ariyana Stalsberg (JC), 9.0; 3. Hailey Dohnal (V/E), 8.7; 5. Phoeber Werner (JC), 8.150; 6. Carson Richards (JP), 8.075.

Balance beam—1. Tyra Turner (MU), 9.250; 2. Hailey Dohnal (V/E), 8.65; 3. Phoebe Werner (JC), 8.05.

Vaulting—1. Tyra Turner (MU), 9.4; 2. Hailey Dohnal (V/E), 8.45; 3. Carson Richards (JP), 8.40; 4. Phoebe Werner (JC), 8.35; 6. (tie) Gracie Hill (JC) and Ariyana Stalsberg (JC), 8.2; 8. Rylee Bierman (JP), 8.1.

Uneven bars—1. Tyra Turner (MU), 8.95; 2. Ariyana Stalsberg (JC), 8.1; 3. Hailey Dohnal (V/E), 7.75; 4. Phoebe Werner (JC), 7.5.

All-around—1. Tyra Turner (MU), 36.95; 2. Hailey dohnal (V/E), 33.55; 3. Phoebe Werner (JC), 32.05; 5. Carson Richards (JP), 29.775; 6. Gracie Hill (JC), 28.95; 7. Jayden Egger (JC), 27.1; 8. Kyslee Schliem (JP, 23.45. does not condone or review every comment. Read more in our Commenter Policy Agreement

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