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Tiger gymnasts easily vault past visiting U-32

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team cruised past visiting U-32 on Monday, 103.85-40.15, on the Tigers’ home turf, the Middlebury Union Middle School gymnasium.
The Tigers evened their season record at 3-3. They have defeated three teams that, like MUHS, do not have year-round gymnasts with easy access to specialty clubs, and lost to larger Division I schools, Champlain Valley, South Burlington and St. Johnsbury.
“The season is going well,” said Co-coach Terri Phelps. “The athletes are at the point in the season where they have most of their skills down, and now it is time to perfect those skills and fine-tune their routines to eliminate as many deductions as possible. We will be starting to do more repetitions of full routines during practice and will have higher expectations of them each week from now until the state meet.”
On Monday, Aly Chione (bars), Anna Buteau (beam) and Olivia Beauchamp (all-around) won outright.
Non-scoring Fair Haven independent Julianna Williams, who trains with the Tiger team, won the vault and the floor exercise. But Tigers Chloe Kane finished second in the vault and Carly Burger and Arianna Slavin tied for second in the floor exercise to earn the first-place team points for MUHS. 
The top finishers in each event were:
VAULT:
1. Williams (FHU), 7.45
2. Kane (MUHS), 7.3.
3. Lian McGarry (MUHS) and Ana Petterssen (Twinfield independent), 6.8.
BARS:
1. Chione (MUHS), 5.7.
2. Kane (MUHS), 5.6.
3. McGarry (MUHS), 5.4.
BEAM:
1. Buteau (MUHS), 7.4.
2. Laura Whitley (MUHS), 7.35.
3. McGarry (MUHS), 7.3.
FLOOR:
1. Williams (FHU), 7.3.
2. Burger and Slavin (MUHS), 6.8.
ALL-AROUND:
1. Beauchamp (MUHS), 23.25.
2. Petterssen (THS), 20.6.
3. Chloe Hanson (U-32), 19.2.

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