3 Byron gymnasts headed to state
Byron’s girls’ gymnastics team had a great section meet on Saturday, February 18, in Austin. The girls came up a little short of advancing as a team, but it was not due to lack of effort.
Byron finished with a new school record of 141.95 and finished second behind a very good Winona team, which scored 142.975.
“I offer special congratulations to Amber Roble, Lydia Evans and Sophia Mullenbach, on advancing to the state meet as individuals,” said Head Coach Charro Coleman.
Amber will be competing in the all-around, Lydia will be competing on floor and beam and Sophia will compete on beam. The girls will contend on Saturday, February 25.
Amber Roble finished the meet as the Section 1A all-around champion with a score of 36.45. Lydia Evans finished fourth with a score of 35.775, and Ella Ott finished ninth with a score of 34.2, which is a new PR.
The girls started the meet on the bars. Amber Roble led the team with a fifth-place finish and a score of 8.3. Sophia Mullenbach scored an 8.15, which was good for a seventh-place finish. Lydia Evans and Ella Ott were close behind in tenth and thirteenth, with scores of 8.125 and 8.05. Jocie Halfman rounded out the group, finishing 20th with a score of 7.65.
The girls traveled to beam next and they brought it. All five girls stayed on the beam and at the end of it all, the girls came away with a new school beam team record of 36.725. Amber Roble finished as the Section 1A champion, with a score of 9.45. Sophia finished second with a 9.4, which is a new PR. Lydia Evans finished sixth with a score of 9.075, and Ella Ott finished tenth with a new PR score of 8.8. Jocie Halfman did a great job as well, finishing with a score of 8.4.
The girls kept the momentum going as they headed to the floor. Lydia Evans finished as the Section 1A champion, with a score of 9.525. Sophia Mullenbach finished tied for third with a new PR of 9.4, and teammate Amber Roble was close behind in fifth with a score of 9.325. Ella Ott and Savannah Byron rounded out the floor group. Ella finished with a score of 8.675 and Savannah finished with a new PR score of 8.575.
The vault was the last event of the day. Amber Roble came away as the Section 1A champion with a nice vault score of 9.375. Lydia Evans finished fifth with a score of 9.05. Ella Ott finished thirteenth with a score of 8.675 and Anna Splinter finished close behind with a score of 8.575. Ava Mertesdorf rounded out the group of vaulters with a score of 8.45.