Gymnasts fired up for meet

The Seymour gymnastics team scored 107.50 points — their highest total of the season — to place second of 10 teams at the Bloomington North Invitational on Saturday.

Owen Valley topped the competition, posting a score of 108.35.

Bloomington South (102.625), North (99.675) and New Palestine (98.45) rounded-out the top-five scores.

“The girls did great today,” Owls coach Angie Mellencamp said. “We pulled our highest team score of the season with a 107.05. Everyone had a good day, we still had a couple falls on vault and beam but overall everyone made improvements and it definitely showed in the team score.”

Owls senior Alyssa Goen placed second in the all-around with 37.2 combined points.

Goen was first on the floor (9.625) and beam (9.3), second in bars (9.15) and third for the vault (9.15).

SHS’ Kellsye Warner turned-out a solid day, finishing fourth in the all-around at 35.125.

Warner placed fifth on the bars (8.75), sixth for beam (8.7) and floor (9.1) and tied for eighth on the vault with teammate Jenna Thomas scoring 8.6.

Thomas scored over nine points for the first time on the floor, finishing in seventh totaling 9.05.

Avery DeHart was the other placer for the Owls, placing third on the beam (9.1) and finishing 10th on the bars (7.975).

“The girls are really focusing on execution and cleaning which is getting them their 9’s,” Mellencamp said. “Looking forward to sectionals the girls just need to remain consistent in their training and sticking solid routines. I think vault is where we have the most room for improvement from every team member.”

Mellencamp said that her team is producing some of the highest scores in recent memory.

“The past invitationals have been good training for the team to be in a multi team competition,” Mellencamp said. “The distractions during competition are higher at these meets and today the girls did not let it bother them. This invite fired the girls up sectionals and they are now looking forward to performing.

“The skills sets are hitting clean on all the events and the team potential as well as individual performances is greater than it has been in past years.

The Owls will host Jeffersonville on Tuesday at Gymnastics Lane.

Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7069.