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Gymnastics: Tigers wrap up season at 8A meet

Nicole Gillespie swings on to the high bar during her routine at the Section 8A gymnastics meet Saturday, Feb. 17 in Perham. Robert Williams / Forum News Service1 / 2
Olivia Lebrija during her floor routine at the Section 8A gymnastics meet Saturday, Feb. 17 in Perham. Robert Williams / Forum News Service2 / 2

The Morris Area / Hancock / Chokio-Alberta Tiger gymnastics program competed at the Section 8A gymnastics meet on Saturday, Feb. 17 in Perham. Detroit Lakes won the meet and earned a trip to the Class A state meet with 152.375 points. The Tigers took seventh out of eight teams beating Little Falls 0.2 points.

Overall the Tigers had five new personal bests on the day. Greta Schaefer set a new personal best on the bars, Madelyn Siegel on vault, Olivia Lebrija on floor, and Callie Snell on bars and floor. The Tigers set a new season high on the floor as a team as well.

It was announced that MAHACA was named the Section 8A Academic Team Champion for the 2017-2018 season. The Tigers, who won Class A Academic Team Champion in 2015 and 2016, achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.915 for this season.

Jodi Snell also received special recognition as she was named Section 8A Assistant Coach of the Year.

The Tigers gymnastics program graduates four: Reegan Sletten, Kate Giese, Kali Berlinger, and Shannon Kill.

More on the Tiger gymnastics season in this weeks print edition of the Stevens County Times.

TEAM SCORING – (1) Detroit Lakes 152.375 (2) Perham 145.875 (3) Alexandria 137.625 (4) Fergus Falls 136.5 (5) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville 127.275 (6) Park Rapids 122.525 (7) Morris Area / Hancock / Chokio-Alberta 118.525 (8) Little Falls 118.3

ALL AROUND – Olivia Lebrija 30.825, Callie Snell 28.65

VAULT – Madelyn Siegel 8.45, Shannon Kill 8.3, Lebrija 8.25, Snell 8, Sara Hoffman 7.95

BARS – Reegan Sletten 6.9, Lebrija 6.55, Nicole Gillespie 5.8, Greta Schaefer 5.7, Snell 5.7

BEAM – Lebrija 7.4, Tasha Koehl 7.1, Siegel 6.85, Snell 6.55, Meghan Goulet 6.2

FLOOR – Lebrija 8.625, Snell 8.4, Kali Berlinger 7.95, Siegel 7.7, Hoffman 7.5

Brooke Kern

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