JM, Mayo both post high scores of season
Rochester John Marshall and Rochester Mayo ended the high school gymnastics regular season on a positive note Friday night with season-high scores in a three-team dual competition at Rochester Area Gymnastics Academy.
John Marshall scored 122.9 and Mayo scored 118.125, and the two teams squared off against each other for the first time after competing all season as a single team, JM/Mayo.
It was JM's second win of the season; the other, as JM/Mayo, was against Rochester Century.
Owatonna was dominant, scoring 140.125 points in wins over both JM and Mayo. Against Mayo, Owatonna gymnasts placed 1-2-3 in every event. JM's Shelly Anklan was second all-around against Owatonna, with a season-high 35.00 score.
Anklan was dominant against Mayo, winning all four events and the all-around. JM's Courtney Moschman was second all-around, and Mayo's Missy Hannenberger was third.
"We're seeing steady improventment each week; We're peaking at right time," said Amy Stites, who coaches both Mayo and JM. "We're still putting in new and bigger tricks that will hopefully will boost our scores a few points for the conference meet."
JM, Mayo and Century will compete in the Big Nine Conference meet next Saturday at Faribault. The Section One meet is Feb. 15 at Austin.
JOHN MARSHALL 122.9, MAYO 118.125
Vault -- 1. Shelly Anklan (JM) 8.55; 2. Courtney Moschman (JM) 8.475; 3. Missy Hannenberger (M) 8.425; 4. Katie Borg (JM) 8.4; 5. Jana Beck (M) 8.35. Uneven bars -- 1. Anklan (JM) 8.5; 2. Moschman (JM) 8.3; 3. Hannenberger (M) 7.4; 4. Beck (M) 7.25; 5. Borg (JM) 6.85. Balance beam -- 1. Anklan (JM) 8.75; 2. Beck (M) 7.85; 3. Hannenberger (M) 7.6; 4. Katie White (M) 7.55; 5. Moschman (JM) 7.15. Floor exercise -- 1. Anklan (JM) 9.2; 2. Moschman (JM) 8.65; 3. Beck (M) 8.4; 4. Hannenberger (M) 8.35; 5. White (M) 7.8.
All-around -- 1. Anklan (JM) 35.00; 2. Moschman (JM) 32.575; 3. Hannenberger (M) 32.525; 4. Beck (M) 32.4; 5. Borg (JM) 29.25.