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Right at home: Kernel gymnasts crush competition at own meet

Mitchell's home gymnastics finale was more than just comfortable for the Kernels Monday. It was exceptional. Mitchell scored a season-high 147.450 points as a team and swept the individual awards in another victory at the MEGA Gymnastics Center i...

Mitchell's Masy Mock launches herself onto the vault during a triangular on Monday at the MEGA Gymnastics Center. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Mitchell's Masy Mock launches herself onto the vault during a triangular on Monday at the MEGA Gymnastics Center. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mitchell's home gymnastics finale was more than just comfortable for the Kernels Monday.

It was exceptional.

Mitchell scored a season-high 147.450 points as a team and swept the individual awards in another victory at the MEGA Gymnastics Center in the Mitchell quadrangular. Parkston/Ethan/Hanson was second with 129.600 points, with Sioux Falls Roosevelt in at 126.100 and Wagner fourth at 124.700.

"It was an awesome day," Mitchell coach Audra Rew. "I think we're just at that right time of the season and it's fun to be in our home gym and it's fun to be competing in front of our fans."

It was Mitchell's highest team score in a regular season meet since two years ago, when the Kernels scored 147.700 in its home triangular at nearly the same point in the season.

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"We've been working some hard skills and since it was our gym and our equipment, they were able to hit them," Rew said.

There were also season-best performances all over Mitchell's individual scores. Maria Krall paced Mitchell with the all-around title, scoring 37.650, with second-place finisher Gracie Czmowski (37.500) also posting a season-best mark. Third-place finisher Kaylee Bauder scored 36.200.

Krall won the vault (9.600) and bars (9.100), while Czmowski was the winner on beam (9.600) and floor (9.500). Bauder was second on vault (9.500), with Czmowski second on bars (9.000) and Krall second on both floor (9.450) and beam (9.5).

"It was a really good day for those three and they're really coming into their own," Rew said. "I think they're really getting comfortable and hitting some of those difficult skills that they know they can."

Montrose's Jocelyn Krouse, who is competing on her own once again this season, was fourth in the all-around, scoring 35.650. Mitchell's Masy Mock was fifth (35.150), powered by a sixth-place score on the balance beam (8.600).

Parkston/Ethan/Hanson's Tyra Zens tied for sixth in the all-around, scoring 34.700. She tied with Mitchell's Alyssa Hughes and Bailey Roden, who is the Kernels' lone senior and was honored after the meet Monday.

Mitchell Quadrangular

Monday at MEGA Center

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Varsity

Team scores: 1. Mitchell 147.450; 2. Parkston/Ethan/Hanson 129.600; 3. Sioux Falls Roosevelt 126.100; 4. Wagner 124.700; 5. Montrose 35.650.

All-around: 1. Maria Krall, MIT, 37.65; 2. Gracie Czmowski, MIT, 37.5; 3. Kaylee Bauder, MIT, 36.2; 4. Jocelyn Krouse, MON, 35.65; 5. Masy Mock, MIT, 35.15. Vault: 1. Maria Krall, MIT, 9.6; 2. Kaylee Bauder, MIT, 9.5; 3. Gracie Czmowski, MIT, 9.4; 4. Jocelyn Krouse, MON, 9.3; 5. Kailee Henglefelt, MIT, 9.2. Bars: 1. Maria Krall, MIT, 9.1; 2. Gracie Czmowski, MIT, 9.0; 3. Kaylee Bauder, MIT, 8.95; 4. Alyssa Hughes, MIT, 8.6; T5. Bailey Roden and Kyra Gropper, MIT, 8.45. Beam: 1. Gracie Czmowski, MIT, 9.6; 2. Maria Krall, MIT, 9.5; 3. Tyra Zens, PEH, 8.9; 4. Kailee Henglefelt, MIT, 8.85; 5. Jocelyn Krouse, MON, 8.8. Floor: 1. Gracie Czmowski, MIT, 9.5; 2. Maria Krall, MIT, 9.45; T3. Alyssa Hughes and Kyra Gropper, MIT, and McKenzie Prunty, PEH, 9.3.  

Junior varsity

Team scores: 1. Mitchell 136.300; 2. Sioux Falls Roosevelt 112.450; 3. Wagner 97.600

All-around: 1. Chelsey Mohr, MIT, 33.6; 2. Sara Mauszcki, MIT, 32.1; 3. Chloe Fenicle, SFR, 30.250; 4. Haley Fodness, SFR, 28.85; 5. Emily Moody, MIT, 26.7. Vault: T1. Chelsey Mohr and Emily Moody, MIT, 8.9; 3. Caitlin Ostbye, MIT, 8.7; 4. Maddison Lord, MIT, 8.6; T5. Sara Mauszcki, MIT, Haley Fodness, SFR, and Tessa Allen, MIT, 8.4. Bars: 1. Kailee Hengleflet, MIT, 8.15; 2. Sara Mauszcki, MIT, 8.1; T3. Tessa Allen, MIT, and Caitlin Ostbye, MIT, 8.0; 5. Tabitha Sadler, MIT, 7.9. Beam: T1. Chelsey Mohr and Emily Moody, MIT, 8.55; 3. Tessa Allen, MIT, 8.45; T4. Lara Widstrom and Emma Maeschen, MIT, 7.95. Floor: 1. Emily Moody, MIT, 9.25; 2. Tabitha Sadler, MIT, 8.8; 3. Lara Widstrom, MIT, 8.75; 4. Chelsey Mohr, MIT, 8.65; 5. Chloe Fenicle, SFR, 8.5.

Related Topics: KERNELSGYMNASTICS
Traxler is the assistant editor and sports editor for the Mitchell Republic. He's worked for the newspaper since 2014 and has covered a wide variety of topics. He can be reached at mtraxler@mitchellrepublic.com.
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