McNutt, Kreiner, Miller Lead Maumee Gymnastics Team

Maumee freshman Kylie Miller concentrates while competing on the balance beam during a December 9 contest. Miller helped the Panthers to third- and fourth-place finishes on December 19 and 27 by placing 13th and 15th in the all-around events. PHOTO COURTESY OF SEAN WALKER

BY ANDY ROWER | MIRROR SPORTS — Junior Haley McNutt bettered 19 other gymnasts while leading Maumee to a fourth-place finish during a December 27 meet against Notre Dame, Southview, St. Ursula and Whitmer. McNutt’s best finishes came on the uneven bars (8.5) and balance beam (7.9), where she recorded a pair of sixth-place finishes. She followed that by placing ninth on the vault (7.8) and took 10th with her floor exercise for an all-around score of 31.95. Freshmen Macy Kreiner and Kylie Miller next placed 14th and 15th for the Panthers with all-around scores of 27.5 and 25.9. Kreiner placed 12th on both the floor (7.6) and beam (7.35), took 15th on the vault (7.55) and finished 18th on the bars (5.0). Miller placed 14th on the vault (7.6), took 15th on both the floor (7.0) and bars (5.6) and finished 19th on the beam (5.7). Sophomore Danielle Bartek (17th), junior Lilly Daughton (18th) and freshman Monica Turner (19th) each scored in two different events for Maumee. Bartek placed 17th on the vault (7.35) and 23rd on the beam (4.6) for a score of 11.95, Daughton placed 17th on the bars (5.1) and 18th on the beam (6.0) for a score of 11.1 and Turner placed 19th on the bars (4.2) and 21st on the beam (5.1) for a score of 9.3. Additionally, junior Alyssa Delffs won her only event with a 9.0 on the bars. Notre Dame won the competition and St. Ursula and Whitmer also finished ahead of the Panthers – who bettered Southview on the day. Eight days earlier, Maumee placed third in a meet against Clay, Patrick Henry and St. Ursula. McNutt again led the Panthers, this time bettering 21 other gymnasts with a fifth-place all-around score of 30.5. She placed fourth on the floor (8.0), fifth on the vault (7.7) and tied for sixth on both the beam (7.5) and the bars (7.3). Kreiner next placed 10th at 27.65. Her score included ninth-place finishes on both the floor (7.55) and bars (6.0) and 11th-place finishes on both the vault (7.45) and the beam (6.8). Miller followed with a 13th-place score of 25.85 after placing ninth on the vault (7.45), 11th on both the floor (6.4) and bars (5.6) and 13th on the beam (6.4). Bartek (14th) and Daughton (15th) followed by competing in three events apiece. Bartek scored an 18.5 by placing eighth on the bars (6.1), 12th on the vault (7.1) and 17th on the beam (5.3) and Daughton scored a 17.9 by placing 13th on both the vault (6.8) and the bars (5.1) and taking 15th on the beam (6.0). Turner rounded things out with a 9.7 after placing 14th on the bars (4.7) and 19th on the beam (5.0). St. Ursula won the competition with 126.6 points, followed by Patrick Henry with 124.25. Maumee finished ahead of Clay, 103.2-43.35.

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