Pine Island finishes seventh
MINNEAPOLIS — Perham won its eighth straight Class A State Girls Gymnastics title Friday night at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion with 146.025 points, outdistancing Becker, which finished second with 144.475.
Section One champion Pine Island was seventh with 136.800 points. The Panthers were making their fifth state appearance in six years. They finished second in 2007, their highest finish at state.
Top scores for Pine Island were floor exercise, Chelsie Glabe (9.200), balance beam, Brittany Schmidt (8.925), uneven bars, Glage (8.375) and vault, Schmidt (8.975).
Perham returned with six gymnasts who competed in the state meet last year.
The individual portion of the meet is today.
Class A State Gymnastics
Perham (146.025), Becker (144.475), Melrose Area (143.450), New Prague (139.825), Martin County Area Magic (139.750), Breck School (138.125), Pine Island (136.800), Delano (136.000).
Floor exercise — Chelsie Glabe (9.200), Siera McNallan (9.050), Brittany Schmidt (9.050), Brenna Ruegg (8.650). Balance beam — Brittany Schmidt (8.925), Brenna Ruegg (8.400), Siera McNallan (8.100), Chelsie Glabe (7.575). Uneven bars — Chelsie Glabe (8.375), Brittany Schmidt (8.250), Siera McNallan (7.950), Brenna Ruegg (7.600), Sam Hanson (7.600). Vault — Alesha McPhail (8.900), Brittany Schmidt (9.025), Siera McNallan (8.950), Chelsie Glabe (8.800).