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Kernel gymnasts pick up third win

Mitchell's Kaylee Bauder competes in the floor exercise during a gymnastics triangular at Yankton on Tuesday. (James Cimburek / Yankton Press & Dakotan)

YANKTON—The Mitchell gymnastics team continued its busy start to the season Tuesday.

The Kernels competed in their third meet in the last nine days, but still managed to win the Yankton Triangular. The Kernels accumulated 141.850 points, while Yankton had 132.150 points and Sioux Falls Lincoln had 125.950 points.

"(Tuesday) was our third meet in a week and so we decided to rest Maria Krall," Mitchell coach Audra Rew said. "We have another big meet this weekend. We kind of gave some opportunities to some younger kids."

Mitchell eighth-grader Gracie Czmowski took advantage and won the all-around with 35.950 points. She won the beam (9.5500) and tied for first in the vault (9.1000).

"I was excited to see Gracie Czmowski kind of improve her vault," Rew said. "She wasn't in the vault lineup on Saturday and tonight she had a great vault. So that's kind of nice to see."

Mitchell seventh-grader Kaylee Bauder finished second in all-around (35.050), first in floor (9.4000) and first in bars (8.000).

"Kaylee Bauder had the best floor routine I have seen her do all season," Rew said. "So it's nice to see these seventh and eighth graders improving some of their routines and stepping up."

The Kernels will compete in the Hub City Invite on Saturday in Aberdeen.

"I have kind of learned over the last three meets and I feel like going into Aberdeen we are going to be more prepared and more confident," Rew said.

Yankton Triangular

Tuesday in Yankton

Team Scores: 1. Mitchell 141.850; 2. Yankton 132.150; 3. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 125.950.

Bars: 1. Kaylee Bauder, Mitchell, 8.8000; 2. Bailey Roden, Mitchell, 8.5500; 3. Kyra Gropper, Mitchell, 8.5000; 4. Gracie Czmowski, Mitchell, 8.4500; 5. Elizabeth Boysen, Sioux Falls Lincoln, 8.4000.

Beam: 1. Gracie Czmowski, Mitchell, 9.5500; 2. Michaela Mohr, Sioux Falls Lincoln, 8.9500; 3. Alison Johnson, Yankton, 8.9000; 4. Bailey Roden, Mitchell, 8.8000; 5. Masy Mock, Mitchell, 8.5500.

Floor: 1. Kaylee Bauder, Mitchell, 9.4000; 2. Alyssa Hughes, Mitchell, 9.1000; 3. Maggie Schaefer, Yankton, 9.0500; 4. Michaela Mohr, Sioux Falls Lincoln, 8.9000; 5. Gracie Czmowski, Mitchell, 8.8500.

Vault: 1. Bailey Roden, Mitchell, 9.1000; 2. Gracie Czmowski, Mitchell, 9.1000; 3. Kailee Henglefelt, Mitchell, 9.1000; 4. Caitlin Ostbye, Mitchell, 9.0000; 5. Hallie Carlson, Sioux Falls Lincoln, 8.9000; 5. Masy Mock, Mitchell, 8.9000; 5. Michaela Mohr, Sioux Falls Lincoln, 8.9000.