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Fremd Misses IHSA Sectional Top by 0.275


Fremd Varsity Gymnastics narrowly missed the top spot on the podium at the IHSA Girls Gymnastics Sectional Meet held at Lake Park High School on Tuesday night.

Team scores reflect the outstanding gymnastics at the sectional meet. Prairie Ridge Coop out scored Fremd by 0.275 points by posting a first place score of (147.25). Fremd followed with a (146.975). Prospect High School was third (145.05), Palatine High School was fourth (141.25), Conant was fifth (140.45) and Barrington High School finished sixth (139.0).

Fremd had a rough start on floor and vault but exploded demonstrating its potential on bars and beam.

Fremd, junior, Stephanie Gallo won the bar event with (9.625), Shannon Lemajeur was second (9.45) and freshman, Sydney Plichta was fourth (9.3). Stephanie Uhrich and Emily Pinderski tied for sixth place with a 9.225.

Fremd was steady on the beam at the sectional competition, freshman, Sydney Plichta was first (9.575). Shannon Lemajuer scored a (9.15) for the Vikings.

Junior, Shannon Lemajeur pushed Fremd nearly to the top by finishing fourth in the all around competition (37.175).

Fremd will have to play waiting game to determine if they can compete as an at large team at State on February 17 at Palatine High School.

Contributing to the outstanding team gymnastics at this meet were Palatine High School juniors Abby Alden and Nicole Kuksuk who performed well for the Pirates. Abbly Alden placed fifth on beam (9.325) and Nicole Kuksuk tied for 8th in the all around (36.475), vault (9.4) and floor (9.3).

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