WELCOME - Martin County Area gymnast Rebecca Steen swept all four individual events to capture the all-around crown to pace the Magic's 129.625-128.925 non-league dual-meet victory over the Windom Area Cobras on Thursday night in Welcome.
Steen chalked up a first-place total of 36.75 points on the strength of winning performances on the vault (9.275), uneven parallel bars (8.925), balance beam (9.2) and floor exercise (9.35).
Martha Olson captured runner-up honors to Steen in the vault competition by rotating her Tsukahara for a 9.175 for Martin County Area, while teammate Sydney Leichtnam delivered the Magic's only other top-four performance. Leichtnam merited a 7.45 score from the judges to claim fourth place on the uneven bars.
Hannah Kloss netted second-place honors in the all-around competition via a score of 32.575 points to pace the Cobras' balanced point production. Kloss placed second to Steen on the unevens with a 7.75, while finishing fourth on the vault (8.825), beam (7.45) and floor (8.55).
Miki Bolin and Megan Theesfeld rounded out the top four finishers in the all-around by chalking up 32.1 and 31.75 points, respectively, for Windom Area. Bolin placed second to Steen on the floor with an 8.85, while netting third on both the vault (9.05) and beam (7.475), while Theesfeld took second on the beam with an 8.15.
Martin County Area (2-0) plays host to Section 3 rival Jackson County Central next Thursday night in Welcome.
Windom Area 128.925
All-Around: 1. Rebecca Steen (MCA) 36.75; 2. Hannah Kloss (WA) 32.575; 3. Miki Bolin (WA) 32.1; 4. Megan Theesfeld (WA) 31.75.
Vault: 1. Steen (MCA) 9.275; 2. Martha Olson (MCA) 9.175; 3. Bolin (WA) 9.05; 4. Kloss (WA) 8.825.
Other MCA scores: Sydney Leichtnam 8.25; Mackenzie Betts 8.175; Maggie Bachenberg 8.075.
Uneven bars: 1. Steen (MCA) 8.925; 2. Kloss (WA) 7.75; 3. Megan Muller (WA) 7.55; 4. S. Leichtnam (MCA) 7.45.
Other MCA scores: Michaela Twitchell 7.4; Olson 7.15; Andrea Thate 7.125.
Balance beam: 1. Steen (MCA) 9.2; 2. Theesfeld (WA) 8.15; 3. Bolin (WA) 7.475; 4. Kloss (WA) 7.45.
Other MCA scores: Jenna Steele 7.35; Betts 7.125; S. Leichtnam 6.7; Bachenberg 6.5.
Floor exercise: 1. Steen (MCA) 9.35; 2. Bolin (WA) 8.85; 3. Muller (WA) 8.675; 4. Kloss (WA) 8.55.
Other MCA scores: Lexy Ringnell 8.225; Olson 8.15; Bachenberg 7.7; Twitchell 7.525.