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MHS gymnastics team wins Brookings Invite

BROOKINGS -- The Mitchell High School gymnastics team continued its winning ways in the first meet of 2017. Mitchell won the Brookings Invite with a score of 141.750 on Saturday in Brookings. Watertown took second with 138.175 points, Yankton pla...

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BROOKINGS -- The Mitchell High School gymnastics team continued its winning ways in the first meet of 2017.
Mitchell won the Brookings Invite with a score of 141.750 on Saturday in Brookings. Watertown took second with 138.175 points, Yankton placed third with 135.350 points and Brookings finished fourth with 135.300 points.
“They are really building confidence and they are starting to get consistent on their routines,” MHS head coach Audra Rew said about her team’s performance. “They are building off that confidence and starting to score bigger.”
Individually, Maria Krall placed third in the all-around competition with 35.825 points, while Josie Dierks took fourth with 35.800 and Bailey Roden finished seventh with 33.750 points. Yankton’s Payton Steffensen won the all-around event with 36.175 points.
“Maria and Josie have been my top all-arounders all season and that’s how it went on Saturday,” Rew said, noting Krall won the beam competition with 9.175 points. “Josie has been solid as a rock and that’s what you want out of your seniors.”
In bars, Mitchell seventh-grader Alyssa Hughes took second with a score of 8.925, while Dierks finished third in the floor event. Gracie Czmowski finished fourth in the beam with a score of 8.850.
“Alyssa Hughes continues to place high on bars and I’m really excited to see where she goes,” Rew said. “Gracie Czmowski has been really solid for us on the balance beam and we’re looking to adding.”
As a team, Mitchell scored 36.575 points in floor, 35.425 in vault, 34.900 in beam and 34.850 in bars.
“Beam probably wasn’t our best this time because we’ve had some pretty spectacular performances on beam early in the year,” Rew said. “Bars is getting much better and I’m happy with the direction we are going with bars.”
Mitchell competes at a triangular today in Sioux Falls.

Brookings Invite
Saturday in Brookings
Team scores: 1. Mitchell, 141.750, 2. Watertown 138.175, 3. Yankton 135.350, 4. Brookings 135.300, 5. Madison 134.500, 6. Huron 129.525, 7. SF Roosevelt 128.225, 8. Aberdeen 125.600, 9. Pierre 125.250, 10. SF Lincoln 122.825, 11. SF Washington 120.400
Individual results:
All-around: 1. Payton Steffensen, Y, 36.175; 2. Jenni Giles, Ma., 35.900; 3. Maria Krall, Mit.,35.825; 4. Josie Dierks, Mit., 35.800; 5. Maci Law, B, 34.075; 7. Bailey Roden, Mit., 33.750,
Bars: 1. Jenni Giles, Ma., 9.175; 2. Alyssa Hughes, Mit., 8.925; 3. Payton Steffensen, Y, 8.875; 4. Allison Stadheim, W, 8.775; 5. Gracie Czmowski, Mit., 8.725.
Vault: 1. Brooke Bollinger, W, 9.300; 2. Brooke Malsom, A, 9.250; 3. Jenni Giles, Ma., 9.225; 4. Payton Steffensen, Y, 9.125; 5. Josie Dierks, Mit., 9.050.
Floor: 1. Jenni Giles, Ma., 9.425; 2. Payton Steffensen, Y, 9.350; 3. Josie Dierks, Mit., 9.275; 4. Marah Dobrenski, B, 9.275; 5. Maria Krall, Mit., 9.275.
Beam: 1. Maria Krall, Mit., 9.175; 2. Brooke bollinger, W, 9.025; 3. Josie Dierks, Mit., 9.000; 4. Gracie Czmowski, Mit., 8.850, 5. Payton Steffensen, Y, 8.825.

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