East nets best team score of season

With one school record already under her belt Monday night, Adi Minor was well on her way to breaking another.

But the Columbus East sophomore fell as she tried to land her final tumbling pass on her final event, the floor. That half-point deduction left Minor 15-hundreths of a point short of the all-around record.

“I was really out of breath and didn’t have enough energy,” Minor said. “It just kind of fell out from under me. I’ll get it next time.”

Minor’s 38.3 was still more than enough to win the all-around competition and lead the fifth-ranked Olympians to their best team score of the season and a 110-4-103.0 victory against Bloomington South.

Story continues below gallery

Minor tied a school record in winning the bars with a 9.75. She also won the vault (9.65) and beam (9.75).

That left her needing a 9.3 on the floor to tie Nikki Howe’s school all-around record. But the fall left her with a 9.15 and a third-place finish in the event.

“I really had no idea where I was,” Minor said. “I just knew once I fell that I probably wouldn’t get (the record). Floor isn’t my strongest event.”

Seena Greiwe took advantage of Minor’s fall to win the floor with a 9.4. Greiwe also finished second on the bars (9.2) and beam (9.55) and tied for fourth on the vault (8.4) to take second in the all-around with a career-best 36.55.

“We didn’t do as well in our last meet,” Greiwe said. “I think we came through today and came together as a team and put all of our effort out there. It ended up working out for us, and we did very well.”

East’s Abby Lewis finished third on the bars (8.95) and beam (9.35) and fourth in the all-around (35.25). Andrea Stattenfield scored a 34.5 in the all-around.

The Olympians scored 26.4 on the vault, 27.9 on the bars, 28.65 on the beam and 27.45 on the floor.

“It was a decent night,” East coach Nancy Kirshman said. “We’re still struggling on vault. We can’t have those low scores on vault. Bars, beam and floor did a nice job tonight. We’re moving in the right direction, so hopefully, we’ll be ready at the right time.”

Author photo
Ted Schultz is sports editor for The Republic. He can be reached at tschultz@therepublic.com or 812-379-5628.