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Gymnasts drop close meet to LPGE

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Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

Kyja Penning won the all-around title for the second meet in a row, but it wasn't enough to lead the Park Rapids gymnastics team past Long Prairie-Grey Eagle last Friday night.

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Penning took first in all four events en route to a 32.55 all-around score in leading the Panthers in a 118.625 to 116.70 loss.

Penning's 8.50, Jessi Andersen's 8.25, Emily Klingenberg's 8.15 and Cassie Baxter's 7.975 led to a 32.875 team score in vault.

The Panthers received a 28.425 in floor exercise behind Penning's 7.90, Klingenberg's 7.325, Andersen's 7.00 and Kirsten Erickson's 6.20.

On balance beam, Penning's 7.80, Klingenberg's 7.35, Andersen's 6.60 and Lauren Rossman's 6.60 led to a 28.35 team score.

The Panthers received a 27.05 on uneven parallel bars as Penning's 8.35, Baxter's 6.60, Andersen's 6.40 and Klingenberg's 5.70 led the way.

Klingenberg finished fourth in all-around with a 28.525 and Andersen was fifth with a 28.25 as the Panthers fell to 2-5 in dual meets.

LP-GE defeated the Panthers 94.90 to 84.20 in the junior varsity meet. Leading the Panthers were Sam Harshman (8.00), Sarena Kinkel (7.90), Katherine Erickson (7.90) and Amy Klein (7.60) in vault; Harshman (5.60), Kayla Johnk (5.30) and Klein (5.10) in floor; Kirsten Erickson (5.30) and Harshman (5.20) on beam; and Johnk (3.50) and Rossman (3.40) on bars.

Park Rapids will host the Mid-State Conference meet today (Saturday) starting at noon and will host Detroit Lakes in a dual meet Tuesday night.

LP-GE 118.625, Park Rapids 116.70

Uneven parallel bars: 1, Penning, PR, 8.35. 2, Brunswig, LPGE, 7.55. 3, L. Twardowski, LPGE, 7.25. 4, Prill, LPGE, 7.10. 5, A. Twardowski, LPGE, 6.85. 6, Baxter, PR, 6.60. 7, Andersen, PR, 6.40. 8, Klingenberg, PR, 5.70.

Balance beam: 1, Penning, PR, 7.80. 2, L. Twardowski, LPGE, 7.70. 3, Klingenberg, PR, 7.35. 4, A. Twardowski, LPGE, 7.05. 5, Brunswig, LPGE, 7.05. 6, Prill, LPGE, 6.65. 7, Andersen, PR, 6.60. 8, Rossman, PR, 6.60.

Vault: 1, Penning, PR, 8.50. 2, A. Twardowski, LPGE, 8.40. 3, Andersen, PR, 8.25. 4, L. Twardowski, LPGE, 8.175. 5, Klingenberg, PR, 8.15. 6, Prill, LPGE, 8.025. 7, Baxter, PR, 7.975. 8, Nelson, LPGE, 7.90.

Floor exercise: 1, Penning, PR, 7.90. 2, L. Twardowski, LPGE, 7.725. 3, Nelson, LPGE, 7.45. 4, Klingenberg, PR, 7.325. 5, A. Twardowski, LPGE, 7.10. 6, Andersen, PR, 7.00. 7, Brunswig, LPGE, 6.65. 8, Ki. Erickson, PR, 6.20.

All-around: 1, Penning, PR, 32.55. 2, L. Twardowski, LPGE, 30.85. 3, A. Twardowski, LPGE, 29.40. 4, Klingenberg, PR, 28.525. 5, Andersen, PR, 28.25.

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