Two Packers advance to state meet
Snater and Fadness qualify in Section One, Class A meet
CALEDONIA — A pair of Austin gymnasts placed among the top four in the Section One, Class A tournament and advanced to the state meet.
Sabrina Snater and Sela Fadness had the state qualifying finishes for the Austin Packers in the section meet on Saturday. Snater was third in the uneven bars and second in the floor exercise event. Fadness was fourth on the vault, and third in the all-around category.
Pine Island reasserted itself at the Section 1A gymnastics meet at Caledonia High School on Saturday, winning the team title for the fourth straight year.
Pine Island scored a season-high 139.325 points and finished well ahead of La Crescent (135.125) in second place. Austin was fourth (134.575), and Byron/Lourdes (133.1) fifth in the seven-team meet.
Byron/Lourdes sophomore Megan Lawson and Red Wing senior Anna Hennessy shared the individual all-around title, both with 35.5 points. It was the first time in over 10 years that Caledonia hosted the section meet.
The winning team and the top four individual finishers in each event advance to the Class A state meet at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion.
The Class A team competition is Thursday morning, and the Class A individual competition is Friday morning.
SECTION ONE, CLASS A
Saturday at Caledonia High School
(Winning team advances to state)
Pine Island 139.325, La Crescent 135.125, Red Wing 134.625, Austin 134.575, Byron/Lourdes 133.1, Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston 131.15, Stewartville 129.525.
(Top 4 in each event advance to state)
Uneven bars — 1. Megan Lawson (B) 9.075; 2. Brittany Schmidt (PI) 9.025; 3. Sabrina Snater (A) 8.7; 4. Siera McNallan (PI) 8.65.
Balance beam — 1. Hope Stremcha (CSGH) 8.975; 2. Liana McNallan (PI) 8.875; 3. Nikki Tutewohl (B) 8.875; 4. Karyn Christian (S) 8.775.
Floor exercise — 1. Nicola Franta (L) 9.35; 2. Snater (A) 9.325; 3. Anna Hennessy (RW) 9.3; 4. Megan Lawson (B) 9.2.
Vault — 1. Hennessy (RW) 9.175; 2. Lawson (B) 9.1; 3. Schmidt (PI) 9.0; 4. Sela Fadness (A) 9.0.
All-around — 1. Lawson (B) 35.5; 2. Hennessy (RW) 35.5; 3. Fadness (A) 35.2; 4. Franta (L) 35.15.