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Michah Richards qualified for her first state class A gymnastics meet with a fourth-place 8.90 on balance beam during Saturday's Section 8A meet at Park Rapids. (Vance Carlson / Enterprise)

Richards soars to state meet

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Micah Richards expected Saturday's Section 8A meet to be her final performance as a member of the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team.

Instead, the Nevis senior earned an encore performance by qualifying for her first state Class A meet.


Richards claimed the fourth and final state berth on balance beam at the Area High School gym by tying her career best with an 8.90. Qualifying for her first state meet was a pleasant surprise for Richards.

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