HERALD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: GLENBROOK NORTH'S DANIEL LAVRENTIEV

  • Glenbrook North senior Daniel Lavrentiev, pictured competing on still rings, returns to this weekend's IHSA boys gymnastics final as one of the top athletes who'll compete at Hoffman Estates.

    Glenbrook North senior Daniel Lavrentiev, pictured competing on still rings, returns to this weekend's IHSA boys gymnastics final as one of the top athletes who'll compete at Hoffman Estates. COURTESY OF RYAN DUL

 
 
Updated 5/12/2021 4:37 PM

Glenbrook North senior Daniel Lavrentiev comes off a series of personal-best scores to lead the Spartans into the Illinois High School Association gymnastics state finals as the fifth-seeded team Friday and Saturday at Hoffman Estates.

The Spartans are 9-0 in varsity meets this season, earning the team title this past Saturday at the Glenbard West sectional.

 

A contributor on Glenbrook North's third-place squad in 2019, Lavrentiev's sectional scores make him the No. 6 seed on high bar (9.200), No. 7 on pommel horse (8.8500), No. 8 in all-around (52.5500) and No. 10 on still rings (8.600). He's among the top 19 state-bound gymnasts on parallel bars and vault.

In 2019 as a sophomore, Lavrentiev placed 12th on pommel horse and 19th on high bar. This weekend he hopes to improve upon his 25th position in the all-around.

"Daniel loves stepping up to compete, and competition is when he is at his best," said Glenbrook North boys gymnastics coach Ryan Dul.

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