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MHS gymnastics team posts season-high score

The Mitchell High School gymnastics team closed the regular season on a high note. Mitchell scored a season-high 147.7 points and won its final meet of the season--a triangular with Madison and Brookings--on Thursday at the MEGA Gymnastics Center...

Mitchell's Josie Dierks competes in the beam event during a high school gymnastics triangular on Thursday at MEGA Gymnastics Center in Mitchell. (Eric Mayer/Republic)
Mitchell's Josie Dierks competes in the beam event during a high school gymnastics triangular on Thursday at MEGA Gymnastics Center in Mitchell. (Eric Mayer/Republic)

The Mitchell High School gymnastics team closed the regular season on a high note.

Mitchell scored a season-high 147.7 points and won its final meet of the season-a triangular with Madison and Brookings-on Thursday at the MEGA Gymnastics Center in Mitchell.

"I was really happy with how we've been fine-tuning all of our routines," Mitchell head coach Audra Rew said. "That adds a few tenths (of points) to everyone's score and when you add that up, it'll add up to several points over the course of the meet. I am excited to see all of the hard work pay off and I feel like we are peaking at just the right time."

Madison took second at the event with 140.65 points and Brookings placed third with 137.2 points.

Mitchell senior Quinci Herll scored her personal-high score and won the all-around competition with a score of 38.350. Rew said Herll's score was the third highest all-around score in school history.

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"That's a number she's had her eye on and just fallen short of throughout her career," Rew said. "It was nice to see her achieve that goal she's been working for."

Herll won the beam (9.7), vault (9.7), floor (9.55) and bars (9.4). Mitchell senior Emily Prill finished third all-around with a score of 36.65, while Maria Krall finished fourth (36.45) and Josie Dierks placed fifth (35.9).

"Both my seniors did just a fantastic job," said Rew, adding it was senior night for Herll and Prill. "Emily put all four events together real well for us. We are right on track and the girls excited for the end of the season to keep improving and show what we can do at state."

Madison's Jenni Giles finished second all-around with a score of 36.8 points.

With the Kernels wrapping up their regular season, the team next competes in the Eastern South Dakota Conference meet on Feb. 6 in Watertown and the state meet Feb. 12-13 in Brookings. Rew said her team is eager to finish the season strong.

"I want us to maintain what we are doing and be high-energy and excited," Rew said. "We want to focus on all the details. I don't want us to get complacent so we need to carry what we're doing through the next couple of weeks. I think we are mentally tough and we are going to make that happen."

In the junior varsity meet, Mitchell won with a team score of 132.2 points, while Madison took second with 125.45 and Brookings finished third with 116.85 points.

Mitchell swept the top four spots in the all-around competition with Masy Mock finished first with 32.9 points. Caitlin Ostbye and MacKenzie Gauger tied for second with 32.75 points and Madisyn Lux finished fourth with 30.65 points.

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This was the second triangular Mitchell hosted this year at the MEGA Gymnastics Center and Rew said both her and the team were more comfortable this time around.

"This time was a lot better because it was the second time and we've been here before," Rew said. "It easier for me and it wasn't as hectic as last time."

Mitchell Triangular

Thursday at MEGA Gymanstics Center in Mitchell

Team scores: 1. Mitchell 147.7, 2. Madison 140.65, 3. Brookings 137.2

Individual top-10 results

All-round: 1. Quinci Herll, Mitchell, 38.35; 2. Jenni Giles, Madison, 36.8; 3. Emily Prill, Mitchell, 36.65; 4. Maria Krall, Mitchell, 36.45; 5. Josie Dierks, Mitchell, 35.9; 6. Blair Flammond, Brookings, 34.9; 7. Maci law, Brookings, 34.75; 8. Jocelyn Krouse, Madison, 34.34.65; 9. Shania Schwebach, Madison, 34.15; 10. Sophia VanderBosch, Madison, 34.050.

Floor: 1. Quinci Herll, Mitchell, 9.55; 2. Jenni Giles, Madison, 9.5; 3. Emily Prilll, Mitchell, 9.35; 4. Maria Krall, Mitchell, 9.2; 4. Jocelyn Krouse, Madison, 9.2; 6. Shania Schwebach, Madison, 9.1; 7. Josie Dierks, Mitchell, 8.85; 7. Maci Law, Brookings, 8.85; 9. Sophia VandenBosch, 8.75; 10. Blair Flammond, 8.65.

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Beam: 1. Quinci Herll, Mitchell, 9.7; 2. Emily Prill, Mitchell, 9.65; 3. Maria Krall, Mitchell, 9.35; 4. Jenni Giles, Madison, 9.3; 5. Maci Law, Brookings, 9.15; 6. Bailey Roden, Mitchell, 8.9; 7. Blair Flammond, Brookings, 8.8; 8. Marah Dobrenski, Brookings, 8.75; 9. Josie Dierks, Mitchell, 8.7; 10. Raelyn Williams, Madison, 8.65.

Bars: 1. Quinci Herll, Mitchell, 9.4, 2. Josie Dierks, Mitchell, 9.05; 3. Jenni Giles, Madison, 8.9; 4. Blair Flammond, Brookings, 8.85; 5. Maria krall, Mitchell, 8.8; 6. Bailey Roden, Mitchell, 8.7; 7. Emily Prill, Mitchell, 8.55; 8. Sophia VandenBosch, Madison, 8.5; 9. Shania Schwebach, 8.25; 9. Marah Dobrenski, Brookings, 8.25

Vault: 1. Quinci Herll, Mitchell, 9.7; 2. Josie Dierks, Mitchell, 9.3; 3. Jocelyn Krouse, Madison, 9.2; 4. Jenni Giles, Madison, 9.1; 4. Emily Prill, Mitchell, 9.1; 4. Maria Krall, Mitchell, 9.1; 7. Kailee Henglefelt, Mitchell, 9.0; 8. Shania Schwebach, Madison, 8.9; 8. Sophia VandenBosch, Madison, 8.9; 8. Jenni Waba, Madison, 8.9.

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