For the first time
this season, Chesterton did not stake a claim to a meet victory.
Chesterton took second at the Valparaiso Regional on Saturday, scoring a
112.4 to advance as a team to Saturday’s state meet for the second straight
year. Valparaiso won their tenth straight regional crown with a 113.15.
It was a normal day
at the office for Chesterton, other than on bars as it scored a 27.2 in the
event, compared to its usual low-to-mid 28s. The Trojans managed to recover
with a 28.75 on beam, its highest scoring event.
“It was just a
rough bar day for us, everything else was good,” Chesterton coach Dawn
Matthys said. “I was proud of them and how they came back after a rough bar
rotation. They were beautiful on beam.”
Hunzelman took runner-up honors in the all-around with a 37.85. She was
first on beam (9.75) and bars (9.55).
“She was great in
every event,” Matthys said. “Her beam routine was flawless. It was her
highest beam score of the year.”
With a 9.5 on both
floor and vault, Jordan Bush garnered second place honors in the events,
recovering strong after an off day in her bar routine.
“Jordan managed a
beautiful beam routine after bars. She overcame that very well,” Matthys
said. “She wanted to come out on floor a little stronger than she did but
her performance was wonderful. I wasn’t disappointed at all.”
placed fourth on floor with a 9.4. Whitney Siewin tied for fifth on vault,
also scoring a 9.4. Lexi Avey tied for sixth on beam with a 9.425.
"Brittney was a
last minute add to floor for us and came out and did beautifully. She led us
off with a really good bar routine too," Matthys said. "I was proud of her
taking on a leadership role (Saturday) as a junior with a very young team.”
The Trojans head to
the state meet at Ball State's Worthen Arena looking for its first team
title since 2002. They finished fifth last year.
“We still feel good
heading into state,” Matthys said. “We have some work to do on bars, so it's
just some minor cleaning up in that event to come out stronger. Everything
else was solid.”
113.15; 2. Chesterton, 112.4; 3. Merrillville, 109.225; 4. McCutcheon,
105.9; 5. Northwestern, 104.15; 6. Logansport, 98.85.
Vault -- 1. Rachel
Moneta (V), 9.6; 2. Jordan Bush ©, 9.5; 3. Whitney McKeon (V), 9.45; 4. Emma
Taylor (Mc), 9.425; 5. (tie) Lizzy Wilson (V) and Whitney Siewin ©, 9.4.
Bars -- 1. Sophie
Hunzelman ©, 9.55; 2. Jenna Algozine (V), 9.475; 3. Whitney McKeon (V),
9.425; 4. Abby Smith (Me), 9.2; 5. Lizzy Wilson (V), 9.125; 6. Heather
Osorio (Me), 9.05.
Beam -- 1. Sophie
Hunzelman ©, 9.75; 2. Jenna Algozine (V), 9.675; 3. Whitney McKeon (V), 9.6;
4. Jordan Bush ©, 9.575; 5. Emma Taylor (Mc), 9.425; 6. (tie) Heather Osorio
(Me) and Lexi Avey ©, 9.425. Floor -- 1. Rachel Moneta (V), 9.55; 2. Jordan
Bush ©, 9.5; 3. Jenna Algozine (V), 9.425; 4. Brittney Troup ©, 9.4; 5. Emma
Taylor (Mc), 9.35; 6. Sophie Hunzelman ©, 9.3.
All-Around -- 1.
Jenna Algozine (V), 37.875; 2. Sophie Hunzelman ©, 37.85; 3. Whitney McKeon
(V), 37.5; 4. Rachel Moneta (V), 37.3; 5. Abby Smith (Me), 36.775; 6.
Heather Osorio (Me), 36.675.