Kernel gymnastics takes first place at Jill McCormick Invite

The Mitchell High School gymnastics team edged out Sioux Falls O’Gorman by less than a half-point Saturday to win the Jill McCormick Invitational.

Mitchell's Harley Goldammer reaches the apex of her swing while performing on the bars during the Jill McCormick Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at the MEGA Gymnastics Center in Mitchell.
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MITCHELL — The Mitchell High School gymnastics team edged out Sioux Falls O’Gorman by less than a half-point Saturday to win the Jill McCormick Invitational.

The Kernels had the top team score on the vault and bars at the event, held at the MEGA Gymnastics center in Mitchell. Mitchell finished with 147.7 points, just past O’Gorman’s 147.3. Harrisburg was third with 142.775, Watertown was fourth with 133.45 and Yankton was fifth with 128.65.

Mitchell’s Kyra Gropper was the winner of the beam with a 9.675. Maeve Boetel, who had the top scores on the vault and the bars, claimed Saturday’s all-around title with a 38.625. Boetel was last year’s Class AA all-around state champion.

Olivia Prunty, a freshman, was Mitchell’s highest all-around finisher. She was third with a 38.075, Kyra Gropper was fourth at 37.4 and Kyanna Gropper was sixth with a 35.975.

Prunty was third on the floor, an event won by O’Gorman’s Audrey Meyer; fourth in the beam; third on the bars; and second on the vault.


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Participating schools were Huron, Watertown, Yankton, Sioux Falls O'Gorman, Mitchell and Harrisburg.

Jill McCormick Invitational 

Saturday in Mitchell

(Top-10 in each individual)

Team scores: 1. Mitchell 147.7; 2. O’Gorman 147.3; 3. Harrisburg 142.775; 4. Watertown 133.45; Yankton 128.65.

All-Around: 1. Maeve Boetel, O’Gorman, 38.625; 2. Audrey Meyer, O’Gorman, 38.375; 3. Olivia Prunty, Mitchell, 38.075; 4. Kyra Gropper, Mitchell, 37.40; 5. Katelyn Maeschen, Harrisburg, 36.75; 6. Kyanna Gropper, Mitchell, 35.975; 7. Grace Miller, O’Gorman, 35.550; 8. Kiah Boetel, Harrisburg, 35.5; 9. Brinley Sanderson, Harrisburg, 35.175; 10. Raena Manning, O’Gorman, 34.45.

Vault: 1. Maeve Boetel, O’Gorman, 9.875; 2. Olivia Prunty, Mitchell, 9.675; 3. Audrey Meyer, O’Gorman, 9.6; 4. Kyra Gropper, Mitchell, 9.45; 5. Katelyn Maeschen, Harrisburg, 9.425; 6. Emily Moody, Mitchell, 9.325; 7. Kyanna Gropper, Mitchell, 9.25; 8. Tessa Allen, Mitchell, 9.175; 9. Lainee Forst, Mitchell, 9.050; 10. Meredith Hruby, Harrisburg, 8.925.

Bars: 1. Maeve Boetel, O’Gorman, 9.575; 2. Audrey Meyer, O’Gorman, 9.575; 3. Olivia Prunty, Mitchell, 9.45; 4. Kyra Gropper, Mitchell, 9.0; 5. Katelyn Maeschen, Harrisburg, 8.875; 6. Kyanna Gropper, Mitchell, 8.850; 7. Harley Goldammer, Mitchell, 8.6; 8. Brinley Sanderson, Harrisburg, 8.55; 9. Raena Manning, O’Gorman, 8.475; 10. Kiah Botel, Harrisburg, 8.2.

Beam: 1. Kyra Gropper, Mitchell, 9.675; 2. Maeve Botel, O’Gorman, 9.625; 2. Audrey Meyer, O’Gorman, 9.625; 4. Olivia Prunty, Mitchell, 9.425; 5. Grace Miller, O’Gorman, 9.4; 6. Kiah Boetel, Harrisburg, 9.325; 7. Kyanna Gropper, Mitchell, 9.225; 8. Briana McElhany, Watertown, 9.075; 9. Katelyn Maeschen, Harrisburg, 9.025; 10. Raena Manning, O’Gorman, 8.875.


Floor: 1. Audrey Meyer, O’Gorman, 9.575; 2. Maeve Botel, O’Gorman, 9.55; 3. Olivia Prunty, Mitchell, 9.525; 4. Katelyn Maeschen, Harrisburg, 9.425; 5. Meredith Hruby, Harrisburg, 9.3; 6. Kyra Gropper, Mitchell, 9.275; 7. Sidney Malde, Mitchell, 9.25; 7. Shawna Evenso, Watertown, 9.25; 9. Kiah Boetel, Harrisburg, 9.225; 10. Brinley Sanderson, Harrisburg, 9.2.

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