Freshman injured in East gymnastics win

The Columbus East gymnastics team won another dual meet Saturday, but received a big scare when its top gymnast went down with an injury.

Freshman Adi Minor won the all-around competition with a 37.1, but a fall on her floor routine was most significant. Minor came up short on a landing at the end of a tumbling pass and stayed down.

Minor could be seen following the second-ranked Olympians’ 108.4-101.95 win against Roncalli with a pair of crutches and a large ice bag on her shin.

“We don’t know the extent of the injury at this point in time,” East coach Nancy Kirshman said. “Hopefully, just a bad landing, and we recover. We’ll just see what happens — that’s all we can do.”

Minor was having an excellent day before her final event, taking home victories on vault (9.85), bars (9.65) and beam (9.3). East’s Becca Bryan tied Roncalli’s Annie Richardson for the best score on floor, with a 9.0 and finished second in the all-around with a 35.9.

Several other Olympians turned in noteworthy performances, as well. Seena Greiwe finished fourth in the all-around with a 33.75. Her best effort came on the beam, earning an 8.8, good enough for second in the event.

“I made my beam routine, and I didn’t have very many wobbles, and that’s a big accomplishment for me,” Greiwe said. “On floor, I threw a new skill and I made it. That was exciting. On my bar routine I was really tight, and I feel like it was one of my best routines all year.”

Greiwe’s bar routine scored 8.5, earning her fourth in the event. She scored 8.35 on floor.

“I’ve been working hard in practice on getting new skills and I still have some to come,” Greiwe said. “Our goal is to improve, and I think we all have.”

Senior Jaycie Jaggers, competing in her final home meet for the Olympians, placed in two events. An 8.55 on bars and an 8.75 on floor gave her third-place finishes in each event.

Freshman Andrea Stattenfield, who has burst onto the scene as legitimate threat for the Olympians on the vault, scored 9.15 on the apparatus to place third.

“We did really well on vault, with strong bars, strong vault, and strong floor,” Kirshman said. “We put in some new things, so I’m not upset with a 108. That’s a chance you take when you try new things. Some of them go and some of them don’t.

“We’re fine-tuning right now,” she said. “We have a couple more little things in the bag, but it just depends whether those will come in or not. They’re things we’ve been working on all year long, but we’re waiting until they’re just a little bit better to put them in.”