Eagles come up short against Burlington

BURLINGTON — Jefferson’s gymnastics team lost to five-time conference champion Burlington 138.9-127.3 on Thursday.  

“The start time was changed to complete the meet before the predicted storm arrived,” Jefferson gymnastics coach Charles Fischer said.

“The girls felt rushed and uncomfortable, so as a coaching staff we had the routines modified to prevent injuries.”

The Eagles started on vault and scored a 33.625 with senior Audry Wright leading the Eagles with a score of 8.50, followed by senior Kayla Miller scoring 8.45, then sophomore Kayla Gehrmann with a score of 8.35 and rounding out the team was junior Taylor Steinhorst with a score of 8.325 — a season high score. Sophomore Alie Funk scored an 8.050. Burlington Co-op scored a 34.4.

Jefferson’s next event was the uneven bars with the Eagles scoring 28.80 to Burlington’s team score of 34.325.  

“The team seemed off on the event and did not achieve the results we were looking for,” Fischer said.

“But two of the life lessons learned in gymnastics is determination and discipline that shows up in the next two events.”

The second-best event for the Eagles was the floor exercise with a team total of 34.425.

Wright took fourth place with a score of 8.6, followed by Miller with a score of 8.525. Gehrmann scored an 8.3. Steinhorst rounded out the top four positions with a score of 8.00. Funk closed out the rotation with a score of 7.975. Burlington scored 35.450

The Eagles’ last event for the night was the balance beam, for a team score of 31.44, that included three no fall routines.  

Miller scored a 8.45 for a fourth place finish, Steinhorst scored a 8.15 and a no fall routine, Gehrmann scored a 7.95, also a no-fall routine, Wright and Funk scored a 6.90 and the third no-fall routine.

“Even though the routines were no-fall, there were many wobbles and balance checks that had a negative effect on the scores,” Fischer said.

Burlington Co-op scored 34.72.  

The all-around totals were Miller leading the Eagles with a score of 32.9, followed by Steinhorst (31.8), Gehrmann (31.35) and Wright (30.40).

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