Girls Gymnastics: Lincoln-Way co-op left waiting
By Jeff Vorva For Sun-Times Media February 6, 2013 11:02PM
Lincoln-Way's Kaila Pohrte performs on the balance beam during the Hinsdale Central girls gymnastics sectional Wednesday, February 6, 2013. | Brett Roseman~Sun-Times Media
Updated: March 8, 2013 7:39AM
It appears Lincoln-Way co-op has been shut out of state competition.
No individuals finished in the top five Wednesday night in the Hinsdale Central Sectional, which would have been an automatic bid into the state tournament.
Shelby Wiktor took eighth in the floor exercise with an 8.975 and has the best shot for an at-large berth.
“Finishing eighth is promising,” Lincoln-Way coach Skip Adamson said, “but I don’t know if the cutoff point will be lower than 9.200. It hasn’t been lower than that in the past, but you never know. We’ll wait to find out.”
Lincoln-Way finished fourth in the event with a 136.05, which was quite a bit off the pace of champion Lyons’ 149.250. Lincoln-Way leapfrogged over Oswego’s coop (139.250) for fourth. On Saturday, Oswego beat out Lincoln-Way to win its own regional.
Lincoln-Way last qualified for state as a team in 2008, but with the plethora of young talent getting postseason seasoning, it might not be out of the question that it makes another appearance in the near future.
Lincoln-Way brought two freshmen, two sophomores, a junior and a senior to compete in the meet.
“We’ll see how it plays out,” Adamson said. “Girls gymnastics is like college basketball. Once one athlete leaves you have to replace her quickly. And the girls coming back have to work hard in the offseason.
“It’s a lot like math. Just because you are good in algebra doesn’t mean you are good in geometry. They have to work on all their skills in the gym.”
SouthWest Suburban Conference all-around champion Kaila Pohrte took 10th Wednesday night with a 35.900. Wiktor was 19th, Samantha Duggan 20th and Mallory Winter 25th.
Lockport’s Kacie Kenney took 18th in the all-around.