MINNEAPOLIS -- Tatum Offerdahl and Lauren Lundquist wrapped up their second straight trip to the Class AA state gymnastics meet in Minneapolis on Saturday.
The Bemidji High School gymnasts competed as individuals for the second consecutive year, and on Saturday, Offerdahl claimed 22nd on the uneven bars while Lundquist took 33rd on the balance beam.
“You could definitely tell the girls were a lot more comfortable this year, knowing what to expect. It was just a fun experience,” BHS head coach Briana Fleischhacker said. “You could tell they were more relaxed, more confident and more comfortable with what they were doing.”
Offerdahl posted a 9.150 on bars, and Lundquist had an 8.925 on beam while competing among a field of 48.
“I feel like they’re both pleased with their performance,” Fleischhacker said. “(Lauren) stayed solid, she went big. … She did a good job, she kept herself composed and put up a beautiful routine.
“Tatum also had a gorgeous bar routine today. She hit her positions so nicely. All of us were really pleased with her routine as it looked today.”
Chaney Neu of Champlin Park was first on both bars and beam with a 9.7 in each event. She also swept the meet with her 9.725 on the floor and a perfect 10 on the vault to win the all-around crown with a 39.1.