Using another strong performance from senior Emily Allen and enough support from the cast, Wawasee managed to take down perennial power Elkhart Central 94.525-92.925 in gymnastics action in the WHS annex gym.
Allen put together the night’s top all-around score at 33.225, which included the top beam score of 8.9 and the second-best floor effort at 8.3, only bested by teammate Molly Smith’s 8.45. Allen also contributed a second place score of 7.575 on bars and third place 8.45 on vault. Taylor Busse added a 7.2 on bars, good for third overall.
Elkhart Central’s Stabler sisters provided the team’s biggest punch. Kiara Stabler led all vaulters with an 8.9 and Alena Stabler posted the top bars figure with a 7.825. Alena Stabler racked up a 32.625 to lead the Central all-around scoring.
In Wawasee junior varsity figures, Haleigh Smarr posted a 7.5 on floor and Ashleigh Frecker a 6.6 on beam, both top meet scores. Wawasee’s compliment totaled a 59.575 team score, besting Central’s minimal roster by 31 points.
“We know when we go against Elkhart Central it is going to be a tough meet,” stated Wawasee head coach Nika Prather. “They are a very talented team. Glad to get the victory tonight but we still have so much to improve before sectionals.”
Wawasee (4-3) returns to the equipment next Thursday when the team travels to Huntington North for a dual. The meet starts at 6 p.m.