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Boys Gymnastics Note for May 19, 2014

Updated: June 23, 2014 1:10PM



Baby steps.

The Southland had been blessed for many years of having state elite gymnasts but in the past two seasons, no one has been able to finish in the top 10 finals of the state meet. Southland gymnasts are taking small steps forward to get back.

It appears the next athlete who could accomplish that is Lincoln-Way co-op’s Kaleb Hong or Tyler Greenberg.

Hong, a freshman, was 15th out of 51 competitors on the still rings with an 8.700. The cutoff was 8.900. Greenberg, a junior, was 17th in that event with an 8.600.

Hong also took 46th out of 54 competitors on the horizontal bar with a 6.35. He was 29th out of 29 in the all-around with a 43.400.

Lincoln-Way co-op’s Jimmy Maines closed out his career with an 8.85 on floor exercise, which was good for a seven-way tie for 19th (out of 58 state qualifiers). Teammate Anthony Balsamo, another senior, took 49th out of 52 with a 7.200 on the pommel horse.

District 230 co-op junior Omar Ashour claimed 35th out of 55 in the vault.

Jeff Vorva



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