Blue Jay Roundup: Gymnastics sets new mark
Jamestown High School gymnastics pushed the bar higher Thursday evening at Jamestown Gymnastics Club.
Jamestown’s team score of 140.95 bested its previous top mark of 140.05 while facing visiting Grand Forks Central/Red River. The Knight Riders scored 135.45 in the dual.
“We picked up in a couple events and tailed off in some others,” Blue Jay coach Dave Tews said. “The balance beam had kind of been our bugaboo the last couple weeks, but today we did really well on beam.”
Senior Hannah Schiele scored a 9.3 to win beam, her third score of the season over 9.0 in the event, while freshman sister Rachel Schiele finished closely behind in second with an 8.95. Rounding out the scoring on beam for the Jays were senior Alexis Triebenbach in fourth (8.8) and eighth-grader Haley Nelson in fifth (8.65).
“You always need that extra depth, and we came up again with that today,” Tews said. “Last week we used a 7 on beam and our lowest score tonight was 8.6.”
Rachel Schiele won the all-around (35.5), tying for first on vault with eighth-grade teammate Kaelyn Nygaard (8.95), while also winning bars (8.45) and placing second in the floor exercise (9.15). Hannah Schiele finished second in the all-around (35.3), winning the floor (9.35) and placing third on vault (8.9).
“Rachel kinda quietly ended up winning her second meet in a row in all-around,” Tews said. “She even had a fall on bars, which she ended up winning with an 8.45.”
Nelson finished third in the all-around (34.75) and took second on bars (8.4) and third on floor (8.95). Triebenbach competed in all four events and also secured fourth on bars (8.3).
“Haley didn’t score for us on vault, but she has an awesome new vault she’s been working on and just missed,” Tews said. “Alexis competed in the all-around for the first time since the first meet and scored in two events for us. It’s good to get her in the mix again in all four events.”
Sophomore Courtney Mack, who’s been dealing with some back issues, according to the coach, placed fourth in the floor exercise (8.7) and freshman Makenna O’Neal took third on vault (8.9) and fourth on floor (8.7).
Jamestown hosts the limited-entry Knights of Columbus Invitational on Jan. 5 before traveling to the unlimited-entry Valley City Invite Jan. 6.
“It was a good meet,” Tews said. “But we are still just missing on a few things that could really help our team score.”
Jamestown High School boys swimming and diving topped Bismarck Legacy 118-67 and fell to Bismarck Century 116-69 during Thursday’s double dual at Bismarck Aquatic & Wellness Center.
New state qualifiers for the Blue Jays included Tyler Bjorgaard in the 200 and 100 freestyles, Noah Haglund in the 50 free and 100 butterfly, Colton Carlson in the 100 butterfly, 50 free and 100 breaststroke, Luca Flann in the 100 breastroke and Zack Steinberger in the 50 free.
The Jays’ Jonas Flann won the 50 free (23.09) and the 100 breastroke (1:06.20). Gage Poland came in second on the diving board (185.0).Jamestown 118, Bismarck Legacy 67Bismarck Century 116, Jamestown 69(Winners and Blue Jay results)200 Medley Relay: 1. Century 1:41.03; 2. JHS (Noah Haglund, Colton Carlson, Luca Flann, Jonas Flann) 1:48.60.200 free: Jayden Porter, Cen., 1:55.96; 4. Tyler Bjorgaard, JHS, 2:05.53, 6. Zack Steinberger, JHs, 2:12.0; 8. Ben Weinzierl, JHS, 2:23.76.200 IM: 1. Adam Nodland, Cen., 2:14.30; 4. Luca Flann, JHS, 2:22.94; 5. Jacob Anteau, JHS, 2:30.3050 Free: 1. J. Flann, JHS, 23.09; 3. Haglund, JHS, 25.05; Garret Wright, JHS, 26.43.Diving: 1. Josh Pikarski, Cen., 231.55; 2. Gage Poland, JHS, 185.00; 3. Jaron Coombs, JHS, 153.85; 4. Cameron Winstead, JHS, 135.50.100 butterfly: 1. Adam Nodland, Cen., 54.46; 4. Colton Carlson, JHS, 1:03.06; 5. Noah Haglund, JHS, 1:03.34; 7. Jacob Anteau, JHS, 1:08.71.100: freestyle: 1. Riley Kaul, Cen., 55.33; 2. Tyler Bjorgaard, JHS, 56.26; 4. Andy Pfeiffer, JHS, 58.89; 7. Jon Listul, JHS, 1:01.95.500 freestyle: 1. Jayden Porter, Cen., 5:14.21; 3. Cole Rasmusson, JHs, 5:37.30; 6. Aiden Ash, JHS, 6:25.56.200 freestyle relay: 1. Century 1:32.87; 2. JHS (Colton Carlson, Noah Haglund, Jonas Flann, Luca Flann), 1:36.08.100 backstroke: 1. Chris Birnbaum, Cen., 58.20; 4. Cole Rasmusson, JHS, 1:07.04; 7. Jon Listul, JHS, 1:16.44; 8. Andy Pfeiffer, JHS, 1:19.10.100 breastroke: 1. Jonas Flann, JHS, 1:06.20; 2. Colton Carlson, JHS, 1:07.53; Luca Flann, JHS, 1:12.65.400 freestyle relay: 1. Century 3:31.37; 4. JHS (Tyler Bjorgaard, Cole Rasmusson, Zack Steinberger, Jacob Anteau), 4:00.40.