Middlebury gymnasts vault over Harwood

TIGER GYMNAST KYLEE Ellis is all smiles during her floor routine at Monday’s home meet. Johnson had four top-four finishes as MUHS outpointed visiting Harwood. Independent photo/Steve James

MUHS VARSITY GYMNAST Mary Johnson goes airborne over the beam during Monday’s meet vs. Harwood at Middlebury Union Middle School. All four MUHS team members earned top-four finishes in at least one event.
Independent photo/Steve James

MIDDLEBURY — With all four members of the team scoring top-four finishes, the Middlebury Union High School gymnastics squad breezed to its first win of the winter, 86.7-51.95, at the Middlebury Union Middle School gymnasium.

Harwood’s Janelle Hoskins won all five disciplines, but the Tigers went 2-3-4 on the vault and bars and 2-3 in the all-around in a meet that had been twice postponed.

Alyza Alger led the Tigers with two second-place finishes and three thirds, and Mary Johnson earned one second-place finish, two thirds and a fourth.

Kaya Wright earned two fourths for MUHS, and Kylee Ellis earned one fourth.

Harwood’s Oliva Bloom supported Hoskins with two seconds and a fourth.

The athletes’ placings and scores in individual events were:


1. Hoskins, HUHS, 8.0.

2. Johnson, MUHS, 7.1.

3. Alger, MUHS, 6.8.

4. Ellis, MUHS, 6.7.


1. Hoskins, HUHS, 5.5.

2. Alger, MUHS, 5.0.

MUHS GYMNAST ALYZA Alger works her routine on the beam during the Tigers’ win over visiting Harwood on Monday. Alger was the team’s top scorer in the victory.
Independent photo/Steve James

3. Johnson, MUHS, 4.9.

4. Wright, MUHS, 4.2.


1. Hoskins, HUHS, 8.0.

2. Bloom (HUHS )7.4.

3. Alger, MUHS, 7.3.

4. Johnson, MUHS, 6.4.


1. Hoskins, HUHS, 6.85.

2. Bloom, HUHS, 6.8.

3. Alger, MUHS, 6.7.

4. Wright, MUHS, 6.1.


1. Hoskins, HUHS, 28.35.

2. Alger, MUHS, 25.80.

3. Johnson, MUHS, 24.4.

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