“I’m really happy with the consistency that our girls are having,” Nachtigall said. “We were able to put in a few higher level skills today to see how they went, and it went really well.”
Although meet hosts Rapid City Central and Stevens can’t challenge for any team title with just three gymnasts each (you need four gymnasts for team scoring), longtime head coach Pam Junek was also happy with her girls and the meet as a whole.
“We thought things went well. We had a lot of improvement, and one of our Central girls (Ciara Sieveke) got her first 9 ever on the floor, so that was pretty exciting for her.
Sieveke, a sophomore, won all four individual events (she tied int he vault) and the all-around with 35.325 points. Allison Hough of Chamberlain was second in the all-around with 34.000 points, followed by 8th grader Peyton Stewart of Hot Springs and freshman Neveah Karber of Pierre at 33.850 points.
Jaylen Nachtigall of Hot Springs, a sophomore, wasn’t far behind in fifth place
Sieveke won the bars at 8.4000, the balance beam at 8.6500, the floor exercise at 9.2750 and the vault, tying with Hough, at 9.000.
“Ciara did very well today,” Junek said, “She had a fall on bars, which was a little bit of a surprise for her because she usually doesn’t do that.”