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Kayla Andersen received a 5.35 on balance beam en route to a 26.05 all-around score at Saturday's Park Rapids Invitational.

Panthers finish fourth at invitational

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Emily Klingenberg finished first on balance beam with a personal-best 8.95 and set a career high in all-around with a 33.05 in leading the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team to fourth place at Saturday's Park Rapids Invitational.

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Bemidji won the team title with a 132.60. Little Falls was second with a 128.55 while Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (123.25), Park Rapids (111.35) and Frazee (99.20) followed.

The Panthers opened the meet with a 26.20 on balance beam. Sarena Kinkel's 6.30, Kayla Johnk's 5.60 and Kayla Andersen's 5.35 rounded out Park Rapids' team score.

On uneven parallel bars, Klingenberg's 7.60, Andersen's 6.90, Kinkel's 5.70 and Johnk's 5.10 led to a 25.30 team score. Little Falls' Rachelle LeBlanc had the top score with a 9.00.

Park Rapids' best event was vault where Klingenberg's 8.60, Kinkel's 8.10, Johnk's 7.90 and Andersen's 7.20 led to a 31.80. LeBlanc also took first in vault with a 9.20.

Klingenberg's 7.90, Kinkel's 7.55, Andersen's 6.60 and Johnk's 6.00 capped off the meet as the Panthers received a 28.05 in floor exercise. LeBlanc again led the way with a 9.50.

LeBlanc captured the all-around title with a 35.70. Klingenberg, who had season highs in all four events, finished fourth with a 33.05 while Kinkel (13th with a 27.65), Andersen (15th with a 26.05) and Johnk (18th with a 24.60) followed. Kinkel, Andersen and Johnk competed in all-around on varsity for the first time this season.

Team scores: Bemidji 132.60, Little Falls 128.55, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 123.25, Park Rapids 111.35, Frazee 99.20.

Individual results

Floor exercise: 1, LeBlanc, LF, 9.50. 2, Bergquist, B, 8.70. 3, Hanson, LF, 8.65. 4, Jensen, B, 8.50. 5, Erickson, B, 8.35. 10 (tie), Klingenberg, PR, 7.90. 15, Kinkel, PR, 7.55. 19, K. Andersen, PR, 6.60. 21, Johnk, PR, 6.00.

Balance beam: 1, Klingenberg, PR, 8.95. 2, LeBlanc, LF, 8.00. 3 (tie), Jensen, B, and Erickson, B, 7.90. 5, Bergquist, B, 7.75. 17, Kinkel, PR, 6.30. 20 (tie), Johnk, PR, 5.60. 22, K. Andersen, PR, 5.35.

Uneven parallel bars: 1, LeBlanc, LF, 9.00. 2, Jensen, B, 8.50. 3, Bergquist, B, 8.40. 4, Erickson, B, 8.30. 5, Hanson, LF, 8.00. 7, Klingenberg, PR, 7.60. 12, K. Andersen, PR, 6.90. 17, Kinkel, PR, 5.70. 18, Johnk, PR, 5.10.

Vault: 1, LeBlanc, LF, 9.20. 2, Jensen, B, 9.00. 3, Moe, B, 8.95. 4, Bergquist, B, 8.80. 5, Beck, B, 8.70. 6, Klingenberg, PR, 8.60. 12, Kinkel, PR, 8.10. 15 (tie), Johnk, PR, 7.90. 22, K. Andersen, PR, 7.20.

All-around: 1, LeBlanc, LF, 35.70. 2, Jensen, B, 33.90. 3, Bergquist, B, 33.65. 4, Klingenberg, PR, 33.05. 5, Erickson, B, 32.90. 13, Kinkel, PR, 27.65. 15, K. Andersen, PR, 26.05. 18, Johnk, PR, 24.60.

Junior varsity team scores: Little Falls 107.35, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 85.95, Park Rapids 79.40, Frazee 59.60, Bemidji 26.30.

Individual results

Balance beam: 7, Eischens, PR, 5.80. 11, Hochstatter, PR, 4.60. 13, Girtz, PR, 4.35. 15, Drury, PR, 4.15. 18, Smith, PR, 3.90. 20, Klein, PR, 3.40.

Floor exercise: 8, Drury, PR, 5.80. 9, Klein, PR, 5.75. 17, Harshman, PR, 4.20.

Vault: 9, Harshman, PR, 7.15. 10, Drury, PR, 7.10. 11, Klein, PR, 7.00. 14, Girtz, PR, 6.80. 17, Ro, PR, 6.40.

Uneven parallel bars: 4, Drury, PR, 4.80. 6, Roy, PR, 4.60. 8, Klein, PR, 3.80. 12, Harshman, PR, 3.50.

All-around: 1, Drury, PR, 21.85. 4, Klein, PR, 19.95.

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