Alexandria gymnastics: Personal bests lead Cards to winHannah Wendel set three new personal records
By: Lori Mork, Alexandria Echo Press
Three personal bests by Hannah Wendel earned her first place in two individual events and in the all-around as Alexandria edged Moorhead 135.95-133.6 Tuesday night.
Wendel won the vault with a personal best 9.25 and the beam with a personal best 9.4. She added a first place on the floor with a 9.15, and was fifth on bars with an 8.05.
Those four scores gave her a total of 35.85, another personal best that pushed her to the top spot in the all-around.
“What a meet for the Cardinal gymnastics team,” said head coach Becca Cederberg. “The Cardinals went up against the Moorhead Spuds at an away meet. The Cardinals grabbed the win, but it was a close scoring meet.”
The fourth individual event first place finish went to Briquelle Bowden on the bars with an 8.9.
Jana Roste also posted a personal best on the bars with a 7.5, good for seventh place.
The Cardinals will host a quadrangular tonight, Friday, at the gymnastics center, after having hosted Willmar last night, Thursday.
VAULT – 1. Hannah Wendel 9.25, 2. Briquelle Bowden 9.15, 6. (tie) Anna Spanbauer, Rachel Sjostrand, Jana Roste 8.25.
BARS – 1. Briquelle Bowden 8.9, 2. Tahlia Bowden 8.45, 5. Hannah Wendel 8.05, 6. Bria Schueler 7.85, 7. Jana Roste 7.5.
BEAM – 1. Hannah Wendel 9.4, 3. Briquelle Bowden 8.8, 7. (tie) Katlin Rice and Jana Roste 7.8, 10. Jenna Steffl 6.8.
FLOOR – 1. Hannah Wendel 9.15, 4. Anna Spanbauer 8.3, 7. Jenna Kremer 8.1, 8. Briquelle Bowden 7.95, 10. Jana Roste 7.8.
ALL-AROUND – 1. Hannah Wendel 35.85, 2. Briquelle Bowden 34.8, 7. Jana Roste 31.35.