Gymnastics: Hinsdale Central’s Erin Morgan captures all-around at York
Updated: January 21, 2012 7:07PM
Hinsdale Central’s Erin Morgan knows all about pressure.
The Red Devil junior just completed her semester finals at school last week where she takes two advanced placement classes. And while she was doing all that, Morgan was winning the all-around competition in her last three meets.
Morgan kept things going Saturday at the York Invitational in Elmhurst, winning the all-around title with a 36.775.
“I went into the meet pretty confident,” said Morgan, who also won the floor with a 9.575. “It has been a good season for me so far.”
I have a lot more responsibility on me this year since I am a captain. I think being a leader of this team has helped me because I’m more comfortable out there.”
Hinsdale Central coach Kim Etsoque has been even more impressed with Morgan this season.
“She works really hard,” Estoque said. “She has been competing very well and is a great leader for us.”
Andrew’s Jamie Valla was second with a 36.575, Glenbard West’s Mackenzie O’Keefe was third with a 36.00 and Lincoln-Way Co-op’s Kaitlyn Neilheisel and Glenbards West’s Nicole Pagor tied for fourth with a 35.475.
O’Keefe won the bars with a 9.275, Valla won the beam with a 9.20 and Waubonsie/Metea Co-op’s Elizabeth Brandenburg won the vault with a 9.60.
O’Keefe, Pagor and Missy Guzman -- who was competing in the all-around for the fist time this year -- helped lead Glenbard West to the team title with a 142.50. Lincoln-way was second with a 137.225 and Waubonsie/Metea Co-op was third with a 136.875.
“I thought we had three really good events,” Glenbard West coach Carlos Fuentes said. “Floor didn’t quite go as well as we wanted though.”
“It has been a tough couple of weeks for us. We have had finals, been off of school for a few days and had some injuries, but the girls will bounce back.”