Alex gymnastics: Records fall in Cardinals' winFour Card gymnasts set individual records to lead Alexandria to a team school record.
By: Lori Mork, Alexandria Echo Press
Behind a new school record in vault both individually by Briquelle Bowden and by her team, the Cardinal girls put up 141.825 points, good for a new school scoring record and a gymnastics win over St. Cloud Apollo Thursday night.
“What a big and exciting win for the Cardinals,” said head coach Becca Cederberg. “The Cardinals posted many personal bests, including a new school team record on vault and a new school record team score. The girls are working very hard on new skills and combinations, and their hard work is paying off.”
Bowden, a senior, set a new school record in the vault, posting a 9.45 to take top honors in that event.
She went on to finish first in every event, using a new personal best on the beam with a 9.45 to earn her the top all-around spot with a new personal best score of 37.175.
Hannah Wendel, a sophomore, was second in the all-around with a personal best 36.725, accumulated on the back of two individual event personal bests – 9.375 on vault and 9.45 on floor – both good for second place. She was also second on bars and beam.
Tahlia Bowden, a freshman, gave the Cardinals a sweep in the all-around as she finished with a 37.4 behind third place finishes on the vault, bars and beam.
Bria Schueler set a personal best on the floor with an 8.8, while Jana Roste set a new personal mark on bars with a 7.775.
The Cardinals, ranked No. 6 in the most recent State Class A polls, will be at Sauk Rapids-Rice tomorrow, Thursday.
ALEXANDRIA 141.825, SC APOLLO 128.9
VAULT – 1. Briquelle Bowden 9.45, 2. Hannah Wendel 9.375, 3. Tahlia Bowden 9.15, 5. Anna Spanbauer 8.65, 9. Rachel Sjostrand 8.1
BARS – 1. Briquelle Bowden 8.8, 2. Hannah Wendel 8.65, 3. Tahlia Bowden 8.45, 7. Jana Roste 7.775, 8. Bria Schueler 7.75.
BEAM – 1. Briquelle Bowden 9.45, 2. Hannah Wendel 9.25, 3. Tahlia Bowden 9.0, 6. Jana Roste 7.7, 8. Bria Schueler 7.45.
FLOOR – 1. Briquelle Bowden 9.475, 2. Hannah Wendel 9.45, 4. Bria Schueler 8.8, 4. Anna Spanbauer 8.4, 8. Tahlia Bowden 8.1.
ALL-AROUND – 1. Briquelle Bowden 37.175, 2. Hannah Wendel 36.725, 3. Tahlia Bowden 34.7.