ELKHART – In the first team invite of the 2018-19 season, Wawasee placed third in the standings at the Blazer Invite hosted by Elkhart Central.
After an individual showcase at the LaPorte Pairs before Christmas, Wawasee took on sectional foes at Elkhart in a early-season measuring stick meet. Central won the invite, but not without a challenge from Angola at 103-85-102.1 with Wawasee third at 96.5 in the five-team carousel. Lakeland and Plymouth both scored 89s while Westview, Bremen and John Glenn sent individuals to compete.
Jada Parzygnot and Aundreya Wegener were the standouts for the Lady Warriors. Parzygnot won the floor with a 9.3 and was tied for third with Wegener on the beam at 8.8. The totality of Parzygnot’s day, with an 8.8 on vault and 8.2 on bars had her score a 35.1 to tie for second with Central’s Rylee Damewood in the all-around tally. Wegener scored a 33.9 all-around, adding a 9.25 on floor in a four-way tie for second.
Angola’s Emma Schoennherr and Damewood tied for vault honors at 9.4 and Schoenherr won bars going away at 8.85. Damewood and Plymouth’s Kyla Heckaman scored 9.1 to share honors on beam while Schoenherr took all-around at 35.5.
“We did pretty well for the second meet of the season,” said Wawasee head coach Nika Prather, who pointed out contributions from freshmen competitors Talia Kuhl, Kenady Meerzo and Katlin Vanfleerin among the day’s make-up. “(Assistant coach) Sarah (Wegener) and I were very proud of all of them. We have a lot of work ahead of us before we meet Angola.”
That matchup with the Hornets will take place Jan. 8 at Angola.