Bemidji HS gymnastics: Bemidji repeats at Park Rapids Invitational champ
The Bemidji High gymnastics team, which shaded Little Falls by less than a point to win last year's Park Rapids Invitational title, did it again Saturday, shading the Flyers to take first in the five team meet.
Bemidji ended with 133.7 to 133.65 for Little Falls. Long Prairie, Park Rapids and Frazee trailed.
Bemidji competes in the Alexandria Quadrangular Friday and the Moorhead Invitational Saturday in its next starts.
The 133 points marked the first time Bemidji has topped 130 in two years with Coach Don Papreck seeing the day as a prelude to better days ahead.
Katie Jensen of Bemidji led in vaulting at 8.9 with Rachel Bell tied for second., Nicole McDonald tied for fourth and Tiana Stinar tied for sixth.
Bell led the parallel bars at 8.7 with Jensen second, McDonald eighth and Kati Parker ninth.
Miranda Peterson of Little Falls led on the balance beam at 8.8 with Jessica Bergquist second, Bell fourth, Jensen and McDonald tied for tenth for Bemidji.
Rachel LeBlanc of Little Falls topped the floor exercise where McDonald was third, Bell fourth, Brooke Beck seventh and Bergquist eighth.
All Around honors went to Peterson at 34.8 to 34.7 for Bell with Jensen fourth, McDonald fifth and Bergquist seventh.
Team totals; Bemidji 133.7, Little Falls 133.65, Long Prairie 118.85, Park Rapids 117.75,Frazee 109.8
VAULT: 1. Jensen, Bem. 8.9; 2. (tie) Bell, Bem; and LeBlanc LF; 4. (tie) Peterson, LF and McDonald,. Bem; 6. Stinar, Bem.
BARS; 1.. Bell., Bem; 8.7; 2. Jensen, Bem. 8.5; 3. Anderson, PR 8.25; 4. Peterson LF 8.2; 5. LeBlanc, LF 8.1; 8. McDonald, Bem; 7.6; 9. Parker, Bem. 7.5
BEAM: 1. Peterson, LF 8.8; 2. Bergquist, Bem 8.5; 3. LeBlanc, LF 8.45; 4. Bell, Bem. 8.4; 5. Kifer, LF 8.0; 10. (tie) Jensen and McDonald, Bem. 7.5
FLOOR EXERCISE: 1. LeBlanc, LF 9.15; 2. Peterson, LF 9.05; 3. McDonald, Bem 8.85; 4. Bell, Bem;. 8.8' 5. Thesing, LF 8.7; 7. Beck, Bem; 8.4; 8. Bergquist, Bem. 8.3
ALL AROUND: 1. Peterson, LF 34.8; 2. Bell, Bem. 34.7; 3. LeBlanc, LF 34.5; 4. Jensen, Bem. 32.9; 5. McDonald, Bem 32.7; 7. Bergquist, Bem. 32.1