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It's serious business for these Willmar Cardinals during the vault, the opening event for the home team in Tuesday's non-conference meet with Melrose, the No. 1 team in Class A at Kennedy Elementary in Willmar. From left, Cassie Johnson, Abbey Weiler, Samantha Goeser and Stephanie Thompson, about to start her run-up to the apparatus. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Gymnastics: Melrose edges Cardinals


Tribune Staff Report

WILLMAR -- Melrose senior Hailey Brinkman and her little friends put on a show at the Kennedy gym on Tuesday, the Willmar Cardinals home finale on Parents Night.

The No. 1 team in Class A scored 149.60 far outpacing the Cardinals, who nonetheless tallied a season-best 142.55.

The Melrose score was the highest ever in the Kennedy setting, according to Willmar head coach Larry Selchow.

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