Redette gymnasts use depth to win

MARQUETTE – Emilie Thorvaldsen of Negaunee won the individual all-around, but it was Marquette’s depth that helped the Redettes capture the team title at the Marquette Invitational high school girls gymnastics meet held Friday afternoon.

Thorvaldsen was the only gymnast to break the 32-point barrier, totaling 32.15 points in her four events and winning the vault and beam.

Her top scores were 8.6 in the beam and 8.5 in the vault. She was also third in the floor with 7.75 and fifth in the bars with 7.3.

The No. 2, 3 and 4 all-around scores came from Marquette. Mikayla Mitchell came in at 31.95 points, followed by Dinele Stewart with 31.55 and Jarynn Stewart with 27.8. In fifth was Escanaba’s Lindsey Taylor with 24.1.

They helped MSHS accumulate 118.0 points to 108.4 for Escanaba and 104.5 for Negaunee.

While the Redettes had the top team score in the bars, beam and floor, the Miners were best in the vault by 0.1 of a point over Marquette.

Mitchell won the floor with a score of 8.25, adding a runner-up finish in the bars with 7.75, fourth in the beam with 7.9 and fifth in the vault with 8.05.

Dinele Stewart won the bars with 8.0, adding a second in the beam with 8.3 and third in the vault with 8.3.

Jarynn Stewart’s top finish was third in the bars with 7.4.

For Negaunee, Dani Anderson was fourth in the vault with 8.2. She tied for sixth in the bars with 4.9, as did teammate Kylee Taavola in the floor with 7.2.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Steve Brownlee. His email address is