AUSTIN EDITION It was a loss, but coach Billie Jo Wicks was still pleased.

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Austin posted its best score of the season in gymnastics Friday during a 133.425-124.375 setback to Faribault in Big Nine Conference action.

"We were very happy with our outcome tonight," Wicks said. "We've been striving to break 120. ... We were very pleased with our scores in all of the areas."

Morgan Hanson won all three events she was entered in for the visiting Falcons and Danielle Maas won the all-around.

Whitney Johnson was third for the Packers in the all-around with a 32.7. Johnson's best individual finish was a second in the bars with an 8.1.

"Whitney is getting a lot more consistent and making her skills on a regular basis," Wicks said.


Kelly Longueville was fifth in the all-around with a 30.875. She was third in the vault with an 8.675.

"Kelly Longueville had personal bests tonight both on vault and in all-around," Wicks said. "She had been working really hard to improve her skills and clean-up her routines and it is making a difference in her scores."

Bethany Larson also returned to the lineup for Austin and missing several meets with an injury. She tied for fourth in the uneven bars with teammate Hayley Astrup with a 7.6.

Wicks was also happy with the performance of the Austin junior varsity, which nipped the Falcons by half a point.

Faribault 133.425, Austin 124.375

(Winners, Austin top 5)

Vault -- 1. Morgan Hanson (F) 9.2; 3. Kelly Longueville (A) 8.675; 5. Whitney Johnson (A) 8.35. Uneven bars -- 1. Sarah Fielitz (F) 8.4; 2. Johnson (A) 8.1; 4. (tie) Bethany Larson (A), Hayley Astrup (A) 7.6. Balance beam -- 1. Hanson (F) 9.2; 3. Johnson (A) 7.7; 4. Longueville (A) 7.4. Floor exercise -- 1. Hanson (F) 9.475; 5. (tie) Johnson (A) 8.55. All-around -- 1. Danielle Maas (F) 33.475; 2. Johnson (A) 32.7; 5. Longueville (A) 30.875.

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