Gymnasts post season-high total at own invitational

Ratana Powers led the Tiger Gymnasts on the beam, bars and floor at the Jan. 11 Clemensen Invite.  Photos by Greg Hunt

Ratana Powers led the Tiger Gymnasts on the beam, bars and floor at the Jan. 11 Clemensen Invite. Photos by Greg Hunt

Settling in on the home apparatus, the Princeton gymnasts gathered a season-high 120.0 points to place sixth at their own Joe Clemensen Invitational. Maple Grove scored 140.15 points to take the invite title.

 Ratana Powers landed a personal-best 8.7 score on the beam to lead the Tigers. Megan Gourley and Lexi Jones tied with 7.75 beam scores, and Jordan Hegna followed with a 7.15.On the vault, Gourley had the Tigers top score of 8.55, with Powers right behind her at 8.5. Allison Humphrey (8.45) and Kayla Kost (personal-best 8.05) added depth scores in that event.

Leading the team on the bars were Powers (7.95), Gourley (7.25), Hegna (5.5) and TaLeah Janssen (4.4). The Tigers then grouped their scores nicely to finish on the floor: Powers (7.95), Gourley (7.5), Jones (7.35), Hegna (7.2) and Britney Deutmeyer (6.4).

Junior Lexi Jones contributed to the Tiger gymnastics’ highest beam total of the season at Clemensen Invite.

Junior Lexi Jones contributed to the Tiger gymnastics’ highest beam total of the season at Clemensen Invite.

• On Jan. 9, host Cambridge-Isanti defeated Princeton 140.05-114.35 which was the Tigers’ first competition since Dec. 21.

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