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Huron gymnasts place at state

Posted: Monday, Feb 18th, 2013

Huron’s Kelsey King competes on the balance beam during the individual competition at the Class AA State Gymnastics Meet on Saturday at Rapid City Stevens. PHOTO COURTESY OF SDPB

RAPID CITY — Three members of the Huron gymnastics teams earned spots on the awards stand during the individual and all-around competition of the Class AA State Gymnastics Meet on Saturday at Rapid City Stevens.

Kelsey King turned in a score of 9.150 to claim 15th in the floor exercise for the Tigers, while teammate Hailey McCune finished tied for 20th with a score of 9.000.

King also earned an award on the uneven bars with a 8.475, which placed her in a tie for 20th. Tessa Musil narrowly missed a top-20 finish on the bars with an 8.425 to finish tied for 23rd.

Jordan Waldner was the third gymnasts for the Tigers to earn an award with an 8.375 on the beam to claim the 18th spot.

King narrowly missed earning a top-20 finish in the all-around. She finished with a total of 33.575, which placed her in a tie for the 21st spot.

Jessica Waldner was the other Huron gymnast, who qualified to compete individually on Saturday.

Colette Christensen of Rapid City Central repeated as the Class AA champion in the all-around, with a score of 38.775 on Saturday. She also repeated as the champion on the vault with a 9.800 and won the bars competition with a 9.850.

Chelsey Christensen of Rapid City Central won the title in floor exercise for a second consecutive year with a 9.850 and was second in the all-around at 38.275, while Lynne Hanten of Watertown claimed the title on the beam with a 9.750.

Results from the individual competition can be found in the Sports Stats section.

For the complete article see the 02-17-2013 issue.

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