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SMA gymnasts fare well at Bellefonte event

January 10, 2011

Photo submitted Pictured are the members of the St. Marys Area gymnastics team who competed at Bellefonte Saturday: front row, Justin Huey. Back row, Michaela Sorg, Bobbi Fox, Molly Eshbach, Megan Longhi, Abby Wittman, Mackenzie Neureiter and Laurel Pierotti.

The St. Marys gymnastics team traveled to Bellefonte to participate in a high school gymnastics invitational in which each gymnast competed against other gymnasts in their own grade level on Saturday.
In the ninth grade competition, there were nine competitors: SMA’s Mackenzie Neureiter placed in a tie for third on vault and with the tiebreaker placed fourth on vault with an 8.0; third on floor with a 7.9; and received a 6.2 on beam and a 4.95 on bars.
In the10th grade competition, there were seven competitors: Abby Wittman placed third on bars with a 5.4; second on beam with a 5.9; and third on floor with a 7.3; received an 8.0 on vault; and placed third in the all-around with a 26.6.
In the 11th grade competition, there were 10 competitors: Michaela Sorg placed second on bars with a 7.25; third on beam with a 7.3; and second on floor with an 8.1; received a 7.4 on vault; and placed second in the all-around with a score of 30.05.
In the 12th grade competition, there were 12 competitors: Bobbi Fox placed fifth on beam with a 7.2 and received a 6.8 on vault. Megan Longhi placed second on beam with an 8.0; received a 7.85 on vault; 6.5 on bars; 8.0 on floor; and placed fourth in the all- around with a score of 30.35. Justin Huey placed fifth on bars with a 7.1, and received an 8.15 on vault and a 7.05 on floor. Molly Eshbach placed second on vault with an 8.65; third on beam with a 7.65; fourth on beam with a 6.1; 4th on floor with an 8.5; and third in the all-round with a 30.9.
St. Marys will host Bellefonte on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the St. Marys Area Middle School.

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