The Milton High School gymnastics team finished second at the Badger Conference meet on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Watertown High School.
The Red Hawks compiled 134 points at the meet, while powerhouse and No. 1-ranked Division 2 Mount Horeb recorded 142 points.
“They did a really nice job,” Milton head coach Kristine Farnsworth said regarding her Red Hawks. “We ended up with an overall score of 134, which is getting up to the mid 130s, which is a nice team score.”
Lindsey Heitsman placed third in the all-around competition with a score of 34.75 points, just behind Mount Horeb’s Elisa Weier, who scored 34.755 points.
On the vault Heitsman also finished third with a 9.20, en route to leading Milton to a 34.15 on the event.
“Her [Heitsman] vault has been very consistent all year,” Farnsworth said.
Ireland Olstad placed just outside the top 10 with an 8.35, good for 11th.
Caroline Burki and Chrissy Hughes tied for 13th with two scores of 8.30.
The Red Hawks’ second-best score came on the balance beam, with the team collecting 34.10 points.
Maddie Olson placed second on the event with a score of 9.25. Heitsman finished fourth with an 8.90.
Olstad (8.10) and Josie Hasenstab (7.85) placed 12th and 15th, respectively.
Led by Olstad’s 8.75 and seventh-place finish, Milton scored 33.50 points on the floor exercise.
Also on the floor, Heitsman scored an 8.70, good for ninth. Burki was not far behind at 11th with a score of 8.55. Emilia Licary earned the Red Hawks 7.50 points on the event.
Milton scored a 32.25 on the bars, with Kayla Goniosrowski coming away with a second-place finish with a score of 8.60. Heitsman (7.95), Olson (7.95) and Burki (7.75) placed tied for eighth and 12th, respectively on the event.
The Red Hawks’ JV team finished second at the meet.
Up next for Milton is the sectional meet on Thursday.
Farnsworth noted Milton’s sectional is one of the toughest in the state.
“I think we got some strong routines that can hold their own if they execute them to perfection,” Farnsworth said.
Milton will compete in a WIAA sectional on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Burlington High School. Events begin at 4:30 p.m.