Benson / KMS utilized big performances by Mariah Ahrndt and Allie Mitteness to top Morris Area / Hancock / Chokio-Alberta Thursday, Dec. 20, in Benson.

For the Tigers, Tasha Koehl and Taylor Kill both performed stuck beam routines.

Olivia Lebrija took third place in all around competition after placing third on the floor, fourth on the vault and bars and tying for fourth on the beam.

Kill took fifth in all around competition. She also tied for fourth on the beam.

In total, the Tigers improved their season high team score by improving one season high event total. Individually, one new personal best was set and one gymnast had a personal best score tie at the meet.

The Tigers open 2019 competition with an invitational at Park Rapids Saturday, Jan. 5.

Benson/KMS 131.625, Morris/C-A 115.675

Individual results… Top 5 only

ALL-AROUND - (1) Mariah Ahrndt, B/KMS, 35.375 (2) Allie Mitteness, B/KMS, 32.700 (3) Olivia Lebrija, M/CA, 31.950 (4) Makenna Kelley, B/KMS, 31.275 (5) Taylor Kill, M/CA, 28.775

VAULT - (1) Ahrndt, B/KMS, 9.000 (2) Makena Kelley, B/KMS 8.750 (3) Torie Andrews, B/KMS, 8.600 (4) Lebrija, M/CA, 8.550 (T-5) Allie Mitteness, B/KMS, 8.300 (T-5) Karly Ascheman, B/KMS, 8.300

BARS - (1) Ahrndt, B/KMS, 8.375 (2) Mitteness, B/KMS, 7.550 (3) Andrews, B/KMS, 7.375 (4) Lebrija, M/CA, 7.350 (5) Kelley, B/KMS, 7.175

BEAM - (1) Ahrndt, B/KMS, 8.800 (2) Mitteness, B/KMS, 8.100 (3) Ali Johnson, B/KMS, 7.850 (T-4) Lebrija, M/CA, 7.800 (T-4) Taylor Kill, M/CA, 7.800

FLOOR - (1) Ahrndt, B/KMS, 92.00 (2) Mitteness, B/KMS, 8.750 (3) Lebrija, M/CA, 8.250 (4) Kelley, B/KMS, 8.150 (5) Torie Andrews, B/KMS, 7.900