The Kenosha Combined gymnastics squad came up just shy in its bid for a Southeast Conference/Classic 8 championship Thursday night.
And by just shy, it was by the slimmest of margins.
Franklin Combined won the title with a 147.400, narrowly ahead of Kenosha’s 146.525. Hartland Arrowhead was third with 140.500, followed by Waukesha with 136.325 and Mukwonago with 136.300.
While Kenosha missed out on the top team honor, it still came away with a number of individual crowns.
Samantha Weyker led the way with a trifecta, as she won the floor exercise (9.525), the uneven bars (9.525) and the all-around (38.175). She also finished second on the vault (9.7).
The other top individual effort came from Molly O’Boyle, who finished with three second-place finishes.
O’Boyle was second on the bars (9.325), the floor exercise (9.425) and the all-around (37.675). She also was third on the vault (9.550).
Other top Kenosha efforts were turned in by Helena Schultz, sixth on the floor (9.175) and 12th on the vault (8.850); Angelina Riley, eighth on the floor (9.175) and 10th on the bars (8.375); Maya Weyker, 11th on the floor exercise (8.825) and 20th on the bars (7.775); Alexa Ramos, 15th on the vault (8.650); and Andrea Riley, 16th on the vault (8.600).
Up next for Kenosha is the WIAA Division-1 Mukwonago Sectional Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. Kenosha was second at the State Meet a year ago behind only Franklin.
O’Boyle enters the postseason as the defending individual state champion on the floor, the vault and the all-around.