Saturday turned out to be a great day for Columbus East junior Adi Minor.
Minor set a school record on the floor with a 9.8, then set another school record in the all-around with a 38.85 to give the Olympians its best team gymnastics score this season. Their 110.3 topped Bloomington North’s 98.85 and Roncalli’s 94.75.
“I’m shocked. I honestly had no idea coming into this that was going to happen,” Minor said. “When they said 9.8, I was like, ‘OK,’ but then I remembered my freshman year someone else was trying to beat it, and I was like, ‘Now I think about it, I think I got the record.’ I didn’t know about the all-around until they told me, and it’s exciting.”
Minor also won the vault with a 9.7, the bars with a 9.75 and the beam with a 9.6.
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“She has been poised to do that,” East coach Nancy Kirshman said. “She is poised in every single event. The one place she may not break the record is the vault, which is 9.95. She has a beautiful floor, and a beautiful all-around. I’m real pleased with her and real happy for her because we have worked hard on concentration on some very high skills, and she is doing a great job.”
The Olympians’ team score could have been much higher, but there were a few stumbles on the beam. It was still good enough for Taylor Gaskill to place third (8.2) and Seena Greiwe to come in fourth (8.1).
“It wasn’t great and I think only one girl stayed on,” Kirshman said. “That’s sad because it took away some points and we could have had 112 or 113. Other than that, it was a good meet. We worked hard on some things and accomplished some things, but we will be working extra hard on the balance beam this week.”
Greiwe placed second on the vault (8.9) and second on the bars (9.3) and floor (9.7) to place second in the all-around with a 36.00. Gaskill came third on the vault (8.8), bars (8.85) and floor (9.6) for an all-around score of 35.45.