The Lady Leafs' Madison Munoz has had gymnastics performances like this before, but at the Lincoln-Way East Regional, she was moved to tears.
The Lady Leafs’ Madison Munoz has had gymnastics performances like this before, but at the Lincoln-Way East Regional, she was moved to tears.
While performing her final routine on the balance beam, she felt the significance of everything that has gone into her reaching this point.
“My last event on beam I started crying,” Munoz said. “I went over to my parents and they were telling me how proud they were. It was a really emotional moment.”
After sticking her beam routine (9th, 8.35), Munoz was positive she had done enough to earn a spot at sectionals.
She was right.
Munoz claimed fifth in the all-around competition to advance to the Oswego Sectional.
A senior, Munoz has advanced to sectionals all four years during her career.
The past two seasons, Munoz was separated from a state berth in the vault by just a few tenths.
However, she’s used that to keep her focused on coming back stronger each time.
“I’m in the gym the next day upgrading everything after sectionals,” Munoz said. “It’s almost motivation.”
This season, Munoz has changed up the ariel acrobatics on her vault to try to reach state.
She finished sixth at regionals with a score of 8.8 on the vault.
However, since she reached sectionals in the all-around, Munoz has the potential to reach the state meet in any of the four apparatus.
At regionals, Munoz added a ninth place score on the uneven bars (8.4), and her performance on floor earned her 12th (8.3).
Munoz was the only member of the Lady Leafs to advance to sectionals.
Geneseo’s Emma Heller finished 10th in the all-around.
Heller had her best performance on the uneven bars scoring a 7.15 to finish in 17th place.
The Leafs’ Brynn Johnson came in 11th in the all-around competition.
Johnson had a solid showing on the balance beam with a 6.85 score.
Geneseo’s Madison Koustas finished the all-around competition in 12th place.
Koustas tied with Johnson for 17th in the vault with a score of 7.75.
The Leafs’ Reece Bodeen earned a 17th place finish on floor with a 7.75 score.
Geneseo finished fourth as a team among the four-team field.