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Gymnasts hit season high against Bemidji

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Tallying season highs on balance beam and in vault led the Park Rapids gymnastics team to its highest team score of the season Thursday night.

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The Panthers used a 33.65 in vault and a 28.70 on beam to close out their home schedule with their best score of the season in a 128.50 to 111.80 loss to Bemidji at the Area High School gym.

Emily Klingenberg's 8.50, Jessi Andersen's 8.40, Cassie Baxter's 8.25 and Sarena Kinkel's 8.20 led the Panthers in vault. Park Rapids' previous best was a 33.05. Bemidji's Katie Jensen had the top score of 8.75.

On beam, Klingenberg's first-place 8.40, Andersen's 7.80, Lauren Rossman's 6.90 and Kayla Andersen's 5.60 led the Panthers on beam. The Panthers topped their previous high of 26.80.

The Panthers received a 27.75 in floor exercise behind Jessi Andersen's 7.85, Klingenberg's 6.85, Baxter's 6.80 and Savannah Gatewood's 6.25. Brooke Beck led the way with an 8.50.

Jessi Andersen's 6.15, Baxter's 5.95, Klingenberg's 5.95 and Kinkel's 3.65 led the Panthers to a 21.70 on uneven parallel bars. Jensen won that event with an 8.10.

Jensen won the all-around title with a 33.65. Jessi Andersen was fourth with a 30.20, Klingenberg finished fifth with a 29.70 and Baxter was seventh with a 25.20.

The Panthers, whose previous high this season was a 111.70, fell to 1-7 in dual meets.

The Panthers defeated Bemidji 90.70 to 22.65 in the junior varsity meet. Leading the Panthers were Kaity Darchuk (7.75), Kendra Anderson (7.70), Jess Petrie (7.60), Samantha Harshman (7.45) and Kayla Johnk (7.20) in vault; Anderson (6.40), Darchuk (5.60), Tiffeny Hansen (5.60) and Petrie (5.40) in floor; Anderson (6.30), Kinkel (6.00) and Gatewood (5.30) on beam; and Petrie (3.90), Taylor Drury (3.80) and Hansen (3.30) on bars. Anderson (21.50), Petrie (21.10), Darchuk (20.95), Hansen (20.40) and Amy Klein (18.00) competed in all-around.

Bemidji 128.50, Park Rapids 111.80

Floor exercise: 1, Beck, B, 8.50. 2, Jensen, B, 8.45. 3, Moe, B, 8.30. 4, Bergquist, B, 8.25. 5, J. Andersen, PR, 7.85. 6, Anderson, B, 6.95. 7, Klingenberg, PR, 6.85. 8, Baxter, PR, 6.80. 9, Gatewood, PR, 6.25. 10, Johnk, PR, 5.55.

Balance beam: 1, Klingenberg, PR, 8.40. 2, Jensen, B, 8.35. 3, Moe, B, 8.00. 4, J. Andersen, PR, 7.80. 5, Bergquist, B, 7.65. 6, Beck, B, 7.45. 7, Rossman, PR, 6.90. 9, K. Andersen, PR, 5.60. 10, Baxter, PR, 4.20.

Uneven parallel bars: 1, Jensen, B, 8.10. 2, Beck, B, 7.30. 3, Erickson, B, 7.20. 4, Bergquist, B, 6.65. 5, J. Andersen, PR, 6.15. 6, Baxter, PR, 5.95. 7, Klingenberg, PR, 5.95. 9, Kinkel, PR, 3.65. 10, Johnk, PR, 3.30.

Vault: 1, Jensen, B, 8.75. 2, Bergquist, B, 8.70. 3, Klingenberg, PR, 8.50. 4, Moe, B, 8.45. 5, Beck, B, 8.40. 6, J. Andersen, PR, 8.40. 7, Baxter, PR, 8.25. 9, Kinkel, PR, 8.20. 10, Harshman, PR, 7.85.

All-around: 1, Jensen, B, 33.65. 2, Beck, B, 31.65. 3, Bergquist, B, 31.25. 4, J. Andersen, PR, 30.20. 5, Klingenberg, PR, 29.70. 6, Moe, B, 29.05. 7, Baxter, PR, 25.20.

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