Alamosa wins home gymnastics meet

Haylie Martin of the Alamosa High School gymnastics team performs on the floor exercise in Thursday’s three-way meet with Pueblo Central and Canon City. Martin was the all-around champion and the Lady Mean Moose won the meet (Courier photo by Ken Hamrick).

ALAMOSA – The Alamosa High School gymnastics team competed at home for the first time this season as the Lady Mean Moose hosted Pueblo Central and Canon City.

The Lady Mean Moose exceeded their expectations as they defeated both teams. Alamosa scored 157.15 points, Pueblo Central tallied 152.8 and Canon City had a score of 137.7.

“It was a fantastic win,” said Alamosa coach Analicia McNulty. “This is our first win of the season and we’ve had only two meets. We were shooting for at least a 155 and we exceeded that with a 157. I’m extremely happy with this team.”

Leading the Lady Mean Moose was Haylie Martin who was the all-around winner with 32.4 points. That included second place in on the balance beam with an 8.0, second on the uneven bars with a 7.7, fourth on the vault with an 8.6, and fifth on the floor exercise with an 8.2.

Hagan Reed was fourth in the all-around with 31.35 points. She won the balance beam with an 8.45, and she also tied for first on the vault with a 9.1. She also placed eighth on the floor with a 7.9, and 11th on the bars with a 5.9.

Mandy Murr was fifth all-around with 30.65 points. She placed second on the floor with an 8.55, she tied for fifth on the bars with a 7.1, tied for seventh on the vault with an 8.2, and she was 10th on the beam with a 6.8.

Emilee Cook tied for seventh in the all-around with 29.7 points. She was second on the vault with an 8.9, tied for seventh on the bars with a 6.9, was 13th on the beam with a 6.1, and tied for 10th on the floor with a 7.8.

Other individual performances included Emily Gonzales who won the vault with a 9.1 and was 12th on the floor with a 7.6. Ryann Romero was sixth on the vault with an 8.3 and sixth on the bars with a 7.1. Holly McDaniel was fourth on the beam with a 7.8, and Jennelle Hernandez was 11th on the beam with a 6.5 and ninth on the floor with a 7.85.

“Our varsity did come in very strong,” McNulty said. “They’re showing their skills, they’re very strong and we just have no where to go but up.”

Alamosa. Will travel to Aurora on Saturday to face Overland.

“We’re going to Overland on Saturday, so I hope to do up in the 155 area and keep going up from there,” McNulty said.

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