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Gymnastics: Willmar takes title at Marshall

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MARSHALL -- Kel-sey Jacobson finished second all-around and the Willmar Cardinals captured first place at the Marshall Invitational on Saturday.

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Willmar had 134.45 points to 131.55 for runner-up New Ulm. Marshall was third with 124.9.

Jacobson was first on vault with a 9.4, second on floor with a 9.1 and third on beam with an 8.0. She had a 34.875 all-around score. Nikki McNair of Marshall won all-around in 36.225.

"We had a great effort in our last two events," said Willmar coach Larry Selchow. "Kelsey and Kaitlyn Lindblad were impressive the whole day."

Lindblad was third all-around in 34.275, including a second-place finish on beam and third on floor exercise.

Ashley Delp scored a 9.15 on vault, sticking her first attempt at a Tsukahara pike. With Abbey Weiler out after suffering a minor injury in warmups, Anissa Tallakson and Kelsey Blackwell filled in admirably.

Team scores

(1) Willmar 134.45 (2) New Ulm 131.55 (3) Worthington 129.625 (4) Marshall 124.9 (5) Pipestone 121.975 (6) Redwood Valley 121.175

ALL-AROUND -- (1) Nikki McNair, Mar, 36.225 (2) Kelsey Jacobson, Wil, 34.875 (3) Kaitlyn Lindblad, Wil, 34.275 ... Other Willmar: Ashley Delp 33.075, Kara Hallberg 32.225

VAULT -- (1) Jacobson, Wil, 9.4 ... Other Willmar: (4) Delp 9.15, Hallberg 8.65, Anissa Tallakson 8.65

BARS -- (1) Erwin Taylor, Wor, 8.65 ... Willmar: Jacobson 8.375, Lindblad 7.975, Hallberg 7.4, Delp 7.275, Kelsey Blackwell 6.85

BEAM -- (1) McNair, Mar, 9.2 (2) Lindblad, Wil, 8.35 (3) Jacobson, Wil, 8.0 ... Other Willmar: Delp 7.25, Hallberg 7.75

FLOOR -- (1) McNair, Mar, 9.275 (2) Jacobson, Wil, 9.1 (3) Lindblad, Wil, 34.275 ... Other Willmar: Hallberg 8.425, Tallakson 7.2

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