Austin second in Big Nine meet

OWATONNA — Austin came in a strong second in Saturday's Big Nine Conference girls gymnastics meet.

The Packers had 138.5 points, less than two behind champion Owatonna (140.4) and nearly three ahead of third-place Winona (135.775).

Individually, Carolyn Hackel led Austin by coming in fifth (34.9) in the all-around. She was fourth (9.275) in vaulting.

Also for the Packers, Selena Hataye and Abby Bickler came in 1-2 in floor exercise with scores of 9.475 and 9.375; Bickler was third in vault (9.3) and Hataye was fourth on uneven bars (8.525).

Next for Austin is the Section One, Class A meet next Saturday at Winona State University.

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