Girls Gymnastics: Lincoln-Way co-op finishes 5th at H-F Invite
By Jeff Vorva For Sun-Times Media December 15, 2012 7:54PM
Lincoln-Way’s Sam Duggan (left) raises her arms during a floor routine just as Homewood-Flossmoor’s Angel Duncan completes her vault. | Jeff vorva~for sun-times Media
Updated: January 17, 2013 6:40AM
Lincoln-Way’s co-op team is enjoying another successful season in the SouthWest Suburban Conference, but had been struggling in invitational meets.
Things got better for the team Saturday as Lincoln-Way finished fifth out of 11 teams in the Homewood-Flossmoor Holiday Invitational despite some “rough” early performances, according to coach Skip Adamson.
“We had a lot of misses but they were good misses,” Adamson said. “They were doing things they were not used to doing and got a little bit rattled. That’s a good thing because in the long run it will work out for them.”
Earlier in the season, Lincoln-Way finished seventh out of 10 teams in Conant and 10th out of 19th at Rolling Meadows and sandwiched them with a 128.75-121.55 victory over Andrew and a 132.90-120.80 victory over Sandburg in conference action.
“We’re doing well in the conference but sometimes in tournaments like this you see teams who are cleaning up on everything,” Adamson said. “They can get a little rattled when they see some better kids out there. All of a sudden, they go ‘woah’. Are you a big fish in a little pond or are you a little fish in a big pond? That’s what we need to find out. We’ll see how they are down the line.’’
Lincoln-Way sophomore Kaila Pohrte was seventh all-around with a 34.450 and senior Sam Duggan was 11th with a 33.200 in the H-F meet.
Lockport entered three individuals in the event and Athanasia Pappas was the Porters’ top finisher with a 30.200.
Prairie Ridge won the event with 148.250 followed by Glenbard North (138.800) and Schaumburg (133.900). Prairie Ridge’s Riley Mahoney was first in the all-around with a 37.725.