Clark shines as Sparta gymnastics win competitive McLellan Invitational

A strong performance from Savannah Clark helped Sparta gymnastics win a competitive McLellan Invitational Saturday at Holmen High School.

Clark won beam and uneven bars to take the all-around with a score of 36.050. Teammate Ella Hemker finished third in the all-around and won the vault with a 9.075.

Holmen’s Harley Bartels and G-E-T/Melrose-Mindoro/Cochrane-Fountain City’s Abby Miller tied for first on floor exercise with scores of 9.225.

Sparta finished with a team-high score of 132.325. The G-E-T co-op came in second with 131.700 points, with Holmen a close third with 131.575. Onalaska finished fourth with a 125.500.

The invitational featured two separate sessions. Sparta won the later session, while Viroqua took first place in the morning session against a field featuring Tomah, Arcadia, Westby, and Southwestern/Cuba City.

Viroqua finished with a score of 126.700 points. Morgan Siekert led the team in every event except vault and went on to win the all-around with a score of 33.425.