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- Game Date
- Feb 26, 2021
East pair advances
By Ted Schultz -
East did qualify its two seniors to regional as individuals. Taylen Lane, who missed the entire regular season after sustaining a concussion in late December, tied for fifth on the beam with an 8.8.
“I’m really excited, especially coming back from an injury,” Lane said. “This is basically my first week back, but I’m really excited, especially because this is my fourth year going to regional.”
Elise LaSell, who sprained an ankle in a mock meet last week, tied for fifth on the floor with a 9.3.
“I’m also coming back from an injury last week, and I had to get through a lot of mental blocks,” LaSell said. “I’m really excited that I was able to go to regional and get to do it with Taylen. It’s our senior year, and I’m glad we’re both going to get to be in regional together.”
Despite starting out with only a 23.25 on the bars, the Olympians came back to post their best team score of the season.
“We were the the first team up (on bars), so that’s always a tough spot to be in, but the girls did really well on bars, nonetheless,” East co-coach Melissa Dishinger said.
“I think they did well on bars,” co-coach Katie Menefee added. “Scoring overall on bars was a little lower than what we had expected. But our girls kept it together after bars and were able to collect themselves and be more competitive on the other events.”