Girls Gymnastics: Glenbard North advances out of own regional
Updated: January 30, 2012 10:10PM
Amanda Quinn didn’t get the start she wanted, but Glenbard North certainly got the finish it was hoping for during Monday’s Glenbard North girls gymnastics regional in Carol Stream.
Easily the favorite to advance, Glenbard North counted five falls on beam, but still won comfortably, finishing well ahead of runner-up York, 142.950 to 130.775. The Panthers now have more than a week to prepare for the Glenbard North sectional on Feb. 8.
“I’m good with it,” Glenbard North coach Lindsay Schultz said. “We still have a sprained ankle but should have Erin (Panhorst) back in the lineup (for sectional) which will help out a ton on vault and floor, and we still are looking for that fifth spot on beam.”
Quinn stumbled with her landing on vault but still earned a 9. She proceeded to finish the meet in style, rebounding on bars with a first place 9.475, taking second on beam with a 9.3 and winning the floor exercise with a 9.7 to capture the all-around title with a 37.5.
“I had a better ending,” she said. “After that start on vault it just motivated me to hit my next three events.”
The Panthers shared the wealth as Mariah Matesi snagged the vault title with a 9.4 and Melissa Colao earned top honors on beam with a 9.35. Colao’s beam routine was crucial as the Panthers opened the event with five falls before the senior displayed a seemingly flawless routine.
“After seeing what had happened, it kind of motivated me to pick it up from there,” Colao said. “It never matters what happened before so you just have to focus and get your mind set on what you need to do next.”
Liz Bierman added an 8.75 on vault, Adina Crawford had an 8.550 on bars and freshman Anna Slater offered an 8.95 on floor to assist the Panthers.