It turned out that even the slightest maneuver mattered during the Livonia Red gymnastics team’s meet last week against Milford/Lakeland.
Powered by a strong performance on the vault, Red edged Milford/Lakeland, 133.80-133.525.
Leading the winners’ 36.60-point effort on the vault were Olivia Dillon, who scored a 9.3, Megan Waters (9.2) and Olivia Ryktarsyk, who dialed up a 9.1.
Mikaela Hille also stepped up on the vault, earning a score of 9.0.
Mackenzie Boorman was Red’s top performer on the uneven bars, impressing the judges to the tune of an 8.20. Ryktarsyk was next best at 8.05.
Dillon led Red on the balance beam with an 8.15 followed by Alysha Burd’s 8.05, before the winners tallied five 8-plus scores on the floor exercise competition. Dillon was the pace-setter at 8.425, followed by Boorman and Ryktarsyk, both of whom racked up scores of 8.40. Waters and Sydney Grenier both scored 8.225 in the event.
Milford/Lakeland’s best score for the night was Miranda Nederveld’s 9.15 on the beam.