Finding their comfort zone


The Seymour High School gymnastics reached a milestone in its first home meet of the season Thursday night at Gymnastics Lane.

The Owls topped the 100-point mark for the first time this season to easily defeat Shelbyville 101.300 to 73.125.

Waldron had two girls compete in the meet.

The Owls were led once again by Kellsye Warner, who was first on vault (9.05), bars (8.9) in floor exercise (8.75) and in all-around with a score of 35.45.

Avery DeHart placed first on beam at 8.85, and the Owls swept the top two places in every event and the top three in all-around.

“A lot of the improvement tonight was because the girls stuck their routines,” Owls coach Angie Mellencamp said. “We did not have as many falls as we’ve had the past two meets tonight, and the girls are getting cleaner.

“They’re getting a little more comfortable with their skills. They’re not perfect yet. We had a couple falls go toward the team score tonight. There’s room for improvement, but the girls are working really, really hard to point toes, straighten legs and get every little point that counts.”

Mellencamp said the girls performed better in some areas than others.

“Kellsye’s floor score came down a little bit tonight because of her front pass landing,” she said. “She didn’t quite stick all of her landings on floor. Her vault score came up tremendously to a 9.05, which is nice. DeHart’s vault score came up over half a point, so they are making progress.”

Mellencamp knows where the girls need to improve moving forward.

“Last year vault killed us and this year it’s been beam,” she said.

The Owls will travel to Bloomington North on Monday night.

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