BROOKINGS – The host Bobcats finished in a tie for fourth at the annual Patty Jorgenson Gymnastics Invitational, held Saturday at Brookings High School.
Mitchell claimed top honors with a score of 148.000, outdistancing Watertown who finished second at 141.950, and Harrisburg at 141.250.
Brookings and Madison tied for fourth at 136.750, with Yankton coming in a point back for sixth.
On the vault, Brookings’ Layla Erickson took home fifth-place honors with a score of 9.35.
Watertown’s Myah Morris posted a near-perfect 9.95 for first-place, with Mitchell’s Joslin Sommerville and Kyra Gropper, as well as Madison’s Kylie Krusemark all tying for second at 9.40.
Tayla Dobrenski finished in a tie for 14th at 8.95, Jessica Fourney finished 25ht at 8.90, Sydney Grendler in 26th at 8.75, and Ava Petterson in 29th at 8.70.
The Kernels’ Bentley Bates won the bars with a score of 9.65, while Watertown’s Morris finished second at 9.35 and Mitchell’s Gropper third at 9.20.
Dobrenski was the top Brookings finisher in a tie for 16th with a score of 8.25, Erickson in 18th at 8.20, Mischa Janssen in 22nd at 8.05, and Kennedy Ronning finished 23rd with an even 8.00.
Harrisburg’s Kiah Boetel scored a 9.50 to win the beam, one-tenth better than the Arrows’ Morris at 9.40. Izzy Driscoll finished third for Harrisburg at 9.30, with Mitchell’s Bates and Sommerville rounding out the top five.
Erickson finished in a tie for sixth at 9.05, with Dobrenski finishing 22nd at 8.10, Luci Siemonsma in 23rd at 7.90, and Janssen’s 7.85 good for 25th.
Morris won the floor exercise for Watertown with a score of 9.55, while the Kernels’ Sommerville came in second at 9.45, tied with a pair of Tigers – Katelyn Maeschen and Meredith Hruby.
Dobrenski finished ninth with a score of 9.20, with Fourney finishing 14th at 8.90.
Erickson finished 18th at 8.75, and Amber Brockberg and Sydney Grendler came in at 22nd with scores of 8.65 each.
Morris won the all-around with a score of 38.250, three-quarters of a point clear of a trio of Kernels led by Bate at 37.500, Sommerville at 36.800, and Gropper with 36.650.
Erickson was the top Bobcat finisher, scoring 35.350 to finish eighth. Dobrenski claimed 10th place at 34.500.
The Bobcats are next in action on Friday at the Harrisburg triangular with action starting at 5 p.m.