Big battle with Becker upcoming

M-8 title on line Feb. 3 for Bluejacket Gymnasts

The Cambridge-Isanti gymnasts hit the road for a playoff-calibre dual meet Feb. 3 at Becker. The Bluejackets are ranked 2nd in Class AA, the Bulldogs 3rd in Class A. Both are undefeated in Mississippi 8 dual meets this season.

“Becker is always a strong team and they are very well-coached. Vault is a particularly strong event for them,” scouted C-I Coach Wendy Rooney. “This will be our only dual meet that has us against another team scoring in the 140s.  It will be good for the girls to go head-to-head against a team that we know will challenge us to do our best in order to secure the conference title.”

Her Bluejackets are clicking strongly following back-to-back 148s and a fine showing at Saturday’s Bluejacket All-Around individual showcase.

Senior Anna Solbrack totaled 37.6 points to win her first Bluejacket All-Around title. Solbrack’s leading events were the Bars (9.5) and Vault (9.35). Teammate Emily Vogelpohl placed 2nd with a 37.2 total, Nadia Nassif was 5th at 35.75, with Cheri Evenson (35.2) and Michelle Ziebarth (35.1) cracking the top 10.

“Our No. 1 strength right now is our consistency. The girls are finally at the point where they feel confident in their routines, and we’re focusing on fixing small execution errors. Beam has been our least consistent event throughout the season, but I think breaking the beam record two meets in a row has helped with their meet confidence in that area,” said Coach Rooney.

More Section 7AA gymnasts placing in the top 10 at the All-Around were St. Francis’ Autumn Lefever (7th, 35.55) and Forest Lake’s Jessica Dhaene (8th, 35.3).

Jackets 148.15, St. Francis 137.35
The Bluejackets reset their team record on the Beam (37.6) for the second meet in a row while downing Section 7AA partner St. Francis at home Jan. 27. Cheri Evenson took top honors in All-Around scoring, highlighted by a 9.575 on the Beam and 9.4 on the Floor.

Bluejacket All-Around results
C-I Gymnast    Vlt    Bars    Beam    Flr    Total
A. Solbrack    9.35    9.5    9.45        9.3    37.6
E. Vogelpohl    9.2    9.4    9.15        9.45    37.2
N. Nassif    9.35    9.0    8.6        8.8    35.75
C. Evenson    9.2    8.7    8.8        8.5    35.2
M. Ziebarth    8.9    8.9    8.2        9.1    35.1
A. Schlenker    8.4    8.0    8.45        8.5    33.35
H. Mueller    8.2    8.1    7.9        8.45    32.65
K. Bruss    8.25    7.7    8.25        8.0    32.2
J.Christensen    8.45    7.1    8.15        8.0    31.7

M-8 Gymnastics
Cambridge-Isanti 4-0, 48-5 all (inc. invite standings); Becker 4-0; Big Lake 3-2; Monticello 3-2; Buffalo 1-4; Princeton 0-4.

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