Marshfield gymnastics team downs Ashland in conference opener

MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield gymnastics team broke its school record, which was just five days old, in a home win over Ashland on Thursday night as it opened its Great Northern Conference schedule.

Marshfield won 134.325-131.375, eclipsing its school record of 134.3 set last Saturday at the Rhinelander Snowflake Invitational.

Gracie Holland swept all four event titles and the all-around for the Tigers, with teammate Emma Haugen placing second in the all-around, vault, uneven bars and floor exercise.

Holland posted scores over nine in each of the four events, finishing first in the vault, uneven bars and balance beam with scores of 9.25, and with a 9.325 in the floor exercise.

Haugen was second in the vault (8.75), uneven bars (7.95) and floor (9.1).

Brooke McGrath had a pair of third-place finishes for the Tigers. She had scores of 8.55 in the vault and 8.95 in the floor.

Marshfield will compete at the Tomah Invitational on Saturday.

Varsity
Marshfield 134.325, Ashland 131.375
Winners and Marshfield finishers
All-around:
1. Gracie Holland (M) 37.075; 2. Emma Haugen (M) 33.5.
Vault: 1. Holland (M) 9.25; 2. Haugen (M) 8.75; 3. Brooke McGrath (M) 8.55; 5. (tie) Vivian Nikolai (M) 8.45; 7. (tie) Sophie Nikolay (M) 8.4.
Uneven bars: 1. Holland (M) 9.25; 2. Haugen (7.95); 7. (tie) Shantel Nienast (M) 7.35; 9. Hanna Merkel (M) 6.75; 10. Nikolai (M) 6.4.
Balance beam: 1. Holland (M) 9.25; 6. (tie) Haugen (M) and Nikolai (M) 7.7; 8. Nienast (M) 7.6; 9. Merkel (M) 7.05.
Floor exercise: 1. Holland (M) 9.325; 2. Haugen (M) 9.1; 3. McGrath (M) 8.95; 7. Ally Bakke (M) 8.4; 8. (tie) Merkel (M) 8.25.

JV
Marshfield 86.75, Ashland 85.2
Winners and Marshfield finishers
All-around:
1. Elaina Seeger (ASH) 29.1; 2. Kim Backaus (M) 28.4.
Vault: 1. Backaus (M) 8.6; 2. Merkel (M) 8.4; 3. Raegan Larson (M) 7.9; 4. (tie) Izzy Paape (M) 7.8; 9. (tie) Sydney Ott (M) 7.4.
Uneven bars: 1. Baake (M) 6.95; 3. Nikolay (M) 6.5; 5. Courtney Deering (M) 6.2; 7. Backaus (M) 5.6; 8. Jessa Nelson (M) 5.5.
Balance beam: 1. Seeger (A) 7.4; 5. Backaus (M) 6.9; 7. Makenna Yeske (M) 6.6; 8. Nikolay (M) 6.5; 9. Rainna Simone (M) 6.3; 10. Paape (M) 5.6.
Floor exercise: 1. Nienast (M) 7.5; 2. (tie) Paape (M) 7.4; 5. Backaus (M) 7.3; 6. Deering (M) 7.2; 7. Nikolay (M) 7.0.

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