Gymnastics: Austin lands fourth at state meet

MINNEAPOLIS — Sela Fadness led Austin once again as the Packers landed fourth Friday in the state Class A team gymnastics meet at the University of Minnesota.

The Packers finished with a score of 148.300. Melrose was first at 149.575, followed by defending state champion New Prague (149.050) and Detroit Lakes (148.450).

Austin was third at state a year ago.

Fadness hit a 9.650 in the vault, a 9.650 on the uneven parallel bars and a 9.700 in floor exercise. Maddie Mullenbach paced Austin in the balance beam (9.450).

Melrose was state runner-up a year ago.


The individual portion of the state meet is today.

Team scores

Melrose 149.575, New Prague 149.050, Detroit Lakes 148.450, Austin 148.300, North Branch 146.300, Big Lake 139.000, Breck 136.825, Martin County Area 136.650.

Austin results

Vault (37.475) — Sela Fadness 9.650. Abby Bickle 9.450, Maddie Mullenbach 9.450, Carolyn Hackel 8.925, Jennifer Boyle 8.700. Uneven bars —Sela Fadness 9.650, Maddie Mullenbach 9.475, Jennifer Boyle 9.375, Carolyn Hackel 8.750, Abby Bickle 8.450. Balance beam (35.950) —Maddie Mullenbach 9.450, Sela Fadness 9.250, Abby Bickler 8.850, Jennifer Boyle 8.400, Carolyn Hackel 8.375. Floor exercise (37.625) —Sela Fadness 9.700, Abby Bickler 9.550, Maddie Mullenbach 9.225, Carolyn Hackel 9.150, Jennifer Boyle 8.450.

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