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Kernels win Day 2 of Jill McCormick Invite

Mitchell's Kaylee Bauder preforms during her floor rountine at the Jill McCormick Invite on Saturday at the Mitchell High School gym. (Eric Mayer / Republic)

Led by Kaylee Bauder's all-around second place finish, the Mitchell High School gymnastics team earned a win at the seven-team Jill McCormick Invite on Saturday at the MHS gym.

The Kernels finished with a team score of 140.1, earning 35.825 points on floor, 35.750 on vault, 34.575 on beam and 33.950 on bars. Rapid City Stevens finished second with 139.5 points, while Parkston/Ethan/Hanson finished sixth with 128.675 points.

"It was a full team effort and it was fun to see some the kids that don't always get to compete on varsity really shine," MHS head coach Audra Rew said. "I was excited about Kaylee Bauder taking second in all-around."

Bauder, a seventh-grader, finished with 35.425 points, scoring a 9.1 on vault and 8.9 on floor. RCS' Shay Trimble won the event with an all-around score of 37.675.

"Kaylee is pretty steady," Rew said. "She's been very consistent for me."

Rew passed along credit to Kyra Gropper, who competed both on Friday and Saturday.

"She did three events on each day and she a great job everytime I asked her to compete. I was really proud of Kyra," Rew said.

Mitchell gets a break in its season with the full varsity team not competing again until the Patty Jorgenson Invite on Jan. 6 in Brookings. Rew said the team will enjoy the "calmness" and work on perfecting some routines while also adding new skills and cleaning up routines.

NOTES: Along with hosting a two-day high school gymnastics meet, MEGA, Mitchell's club gymnastics team for ages 5-12, hosted a meet on Sunday in Mitchell. Audra Rew said there were a total of 250 competitors from three different states at the event.

Jill McCormick Invite

Saturday in Mitchell

Team scores: 1. Mitchell, 140.100; 2. Rapid City Stevens, 139.500; 3. Sioux Falls O'Gorman, 136.200; 4. Pierre Governors 134.250; 5. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 129.100; 6. Parkston/Ethan/Hanson, 128.675; 7. Rapid City Central, 116.000.

Individual results

All-around (top 3 and Mitchell): 1. Shay Trimble, RCS, 37.675; 2. Kaylee Bauder, M, 35.425; 3. Mikah Moser, P, 34.875; 21. Emily Moody, M, 25.900; 22. Masy Mock, M, 25.800; 23. Alyssa Hughes, M, 25.775; 29. Kyra Gropper, M, 17.850; 32. Chelsey Mohr, M, 17.300; 38. Emma Maeschen, M, 14.825; 40. Tessa Allen, M, 8.875;

Vault: 1. Shay Trimble, RCS, 9.450; 2. Sophie Bullard, P, 9.250; 3. Kaylee Bauder, M, 9.1;

Bars: 1. Shay Trimble, RCS, 9.550; 2. Kaylee Bauder, M, 8.825; 3. Mikah Moser, P, 8.750;

Beam: 1. Emirra Returns, RCS, 9.350; 2. Shay Trimble, RCS, 9.025; 3. Jada Plastow, P/E/H, 9.000;

Floor: 1. Shay Trimble, RCS, 9.650; 2. Cayla Lapperich, RCS, 9.275; 3. Kyra Gropper, M, 9.150.

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