Something for everyone in high-quality meet
By Bryan Bonato Special to The News-Sun January 24, 2013 9:28PM
Lake Forest Thursday, 1/24/13 Lake Forest's Kylie Carlson finished third on the Floor Exercise during Thursday evening's North Suburban Conference Meet hosted by Lake Forest High School. Stevenson won the team title at the meet, finishing with 140.750 points. (Conference champions, Lake Forest, finished second with 140.100 points.) | Brian O'Mahoney~for Sun-Times Media ORG XMIT: 00099453A
NSC GYMNASTICS SCOREBOARD
TEAM SCORES — 1) Stevenson 140.75, 2) Lake Forest 140.1, 3) Libertyville 13.665, 4) Vernon Hills 132.95, 5) Mundelein 132.65, 6) Warren 129.15.
ALL-AROUND — 1) Hannah McGreevy (VH) 9.5875, 2) Alli Tran (VH) 9.4125, 3) Kat McKeon (LF) 9.35, 4) Alyssa Weisberg (St) 9.225; 5) Kylie Carlson (LF) 9.025.
UNEVEN BARS — 1) McGreevy (VH) & Becca Feltman-Frank (St) 9.35, 3) Tran (VH) & McKeon (LF) 9.25, 5) Weisberg (St), McKenzie Kehr (Mund) & Mariah Lee (Lib) 9.0.
BALANCE BEAM — 1) McGreevy (VH) 9.7, 2) McKeon (LF) 9.55, 3) Weisberg (St) 9.5, 4) Riley Trebilco (St) 9.25, 5) Nicole Ornoff (Mund) 9.2.
VAULTING — 1) Tran (VH) 9.7, 2) McGreevy (VH) 9.6, 3) Carlson (LF) 9.55, 4) Feltman -Frank (St)& Weisberg (St) 9.45.
FLOOR EXERCISE — 1) McGreevy (VH) 9.7, 2) Tran (VH) 9.65, 3) Carlson (LF) 9.4, 4) McKeon (LF) 9.25, 5) Weisberg (St) 8.95.
Updated: February 26, 2013 6:25AM
There was something for just about everyone at Thursday’s North Suburban Conference girls gymnastics meet.
Stevenson won the team competition with a score of 140.75, ahead of Lake Forest which had 140.1.
Lake Forest was crowned overall team champion of the NSC by virtue of combining results in this big meet with results from dual competitions held earlier in the season. Stevenson lost twice in dual meets.
Vernon Hills freshman Hannah McGreevy won the all-around with an average of 9.5875. She also won uneven bars (9.35), beam (9.7) and floor exercise (9.7).
Stevenson’s Becca Feltman-Frank tied McGreevy for first on bars, and Vernon Hills’ Alli Tran won vaulting with a 9.7 effort.
And then there was Brittany Moccia of Lake Forest, who didn’t compete because of a broken finger.
She was one of the heroes for Lake Forest, without ever stepping on the mat.
Back in December, in Lake Forest’s dual-meet win over Stevenson, she broke the finger while vaulting and has been out ever since.
But before she vaulted, she scored a strong 9.45 on bars, which was crucial in giving Lake Forest the team score it needed to beat Stevenson in the dual meet.
On Thursday night, that dual-meet was the reason for Lake Forest to win the overall title despite finishing second in the big meet.
This was the sixth NSC title for Lake Forest coach Robin Straus, who is retiring at the end of the season after 34 years coaching the sport.
“These girls are the reason I kept coaching after I was done teaching,” said Straus. “They’re a very special group of girls and special things were starting to happen for them.
“They’ve made it to state the last three years ... hopefully this will be four. I’ve loved every minute of it. I can’t believe that it’s ending.”
On the mat and the equipment, McGreevy was dominant all night.
“It feels great. I was just trying to be as confident as possible and save all my wobbles,” she said. “I get real excited when things are going well.”
McGreevy’s teammate, Tran, finished second in the all-around.
“I feel pretty good,” she said. “I was a little frustrated on bars (9.25). It wasn’t my normal performance, but I felt really strong on the other three.”
Stevenson coach Judy Harwood was thrilled with Thursday’s win.
“We knew if we won, it wouldn’t make any difference (in the overall scoring), so we used it as a warmup meet for regionals,” she said. “I was very pleased. I was a little surprised because it wasn’t our best meet, but I think we gained some confidence by winning.
“We have a freshman and a couple girls who were on JV last year, so they needed to build some confidence at a bit meet.”
Warren’s best was Becky Stochl’s 8.975 average in the all-around.
For Lake Forest, Kat McKeon finished third in the all-around, and was second on beam with a 9.55 effort.