By Paul Lecker
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Marshfield freshman Emma Haugen ended up with a score of 9.0 to finish in a tie for 22nd in the vault at the 2016 WIAA State Gymnastics Championship on Saturday afternoon at Lincoln High School.
Haugen had scores of 9.1, 9.0, and 8.9 in her three attempts on the vault. She scored 9.0 or higher at her last three meets – the Great Northern Conference competition, Division 1 sectional, and state.
Molly O’Boyle of Kenosha Bradford/Indian Hills/Tremper won the event with a score of 9.9.
Other individual winners in the Division 1 individual events were Hartland Arrowhead’s Taryn Sherman (9.45) in the balance beam, O’Boyle (9.517) in the floor exercise, and Brookfield East/Central’s Amanda Pennow (9.467) in the uneven bars. O’Boyle won the all-around title with a composite score of 38.167.
Franklin/Muskego/Oak Creek/Whitnall won the Division 1 team title on Friday night with a score of 149.3167, less than two points in front of second-place Kenosha Bradford/Indian Hills/Tremper. Whitefish Bay won the Division 2 team championship.
For complete results, see the gymnastics page on wiaawi.org.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)