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GYMNASTICS: Aerials continue season with multiple invites

As the Bemidji Aerials approach the culmination of their season at the state meet later this month, individual gymnasts continue to place at invitational meets throughout the state.

BEMIDJI – As the Bemidji Aerials approach the culmination of their season at the state meet later this month, individual gymnasts continue to place at invitational meets throughout the state.

Most recently, the Diamond and Platinum levels competed at the Wolfpack Invite in St. Cloud, where two Bemidji gymnasts finished third in all-around competition: Kali Allen, earning a 34.825 at the Diamond level; and Ava Phrakonkham, earning a 35.5 at the Platinum level.

Allen was the only Aerial competing as a Diamond-level gymnast. She finished third on both bars and beam.

In the Platinum level, Phrakonkham finished first on bars and third on floor. Lauren Bruley finished second on bars and fourth in all-around competition, earning a 35.4.

Also competing at the Platinum level were Kylie Sonneman, who earned a 33.6 and finished seventh in all-around; Ella Dahl, 33.4 for eighth all-around; Adrian Williams, third on vault, earning a 33.075 in all-around for ninth place; and Elliana Ekre, 32.6, 10th in all-around.

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In February, the Platinum and Gold Aerials also competed in the Gina Morri Invitation in St. Paul.

Aerie Hill, a Platinum gymnast, finished second in all-around in her age group, earning a 35.325 in all-around, finishing first on bars and second on vault.

Dahl competed at this invite as well at the Platinum level, earning a 33.75 in all-around.

At the Gold level, Lola Wesley finished seven in all-around in her age group, earning a 34.95. Elliana Frank earned a 32.925.

At the Tropical Twist in St. Cloud, Phrakonkham finished first in her age category at the Platinum level. She earned first on vault, bars, and beam, and she was third on floor. She scored a 37.0 in all-around.

Finishing second in their levels were Allen at Diamond (34.1) and Wesley at Gold (34.075). Allen finished first on bars at her level and third on beam and floor. Wesley finished first on beam and floor and second on vault.

At the Diamond level, Makenna Brown finished second on bars and third in all-around with a 33.775.

At Platinum, Bruley finished third in all-around in her age category with a 35.5, finishing third on bars. Hill finished fourth in all-around with a 34.55 by finishing first on bars and second on vault. Ekre finished seventh with a 33.675; Dahl was 10th with a 31.925; and Sonneman was 11th with a 31.825.

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At Gold, Ava Burk finished fifth in all-around with a 33.575, finishing third on both beam and floor.

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