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Prep gymnastics roundup: Willmar hits a 10-year best

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BENSON — Willmar gymnastics won a dual meet at Benson 143.925 to 130.250 on Tuesday night, the Cardinals’ best judges’ rating in 10 years.

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The Cardinals scored 144.8 vs Benson on Jan. 13, 2004, and 144.55 later the same season at the Central Lakes Championships on Feb. 7. Their most recent 143 score was 143.85 Jan. 13, 2009, vs. St. Cloud Apollo.

 Sophomore Kendall Hein won all-around (36.85) and posted the top score on vault (9.275) and bars (9.125).

Stephanie Thompson also surpassed 36 in all-around and won the beam with a splendid score of 9.5, and Hein close at 9.4.

Alexis Miley came in third all-around at 35.575 highlighted by a career-best 9.575 followed by Thompson (9.2) and Hailey Mottinger (9.075).

For Benson/KMS, MiKayla Hagen scored 33.575 all-around and Shayla Burns 33.05.

Willmar reached a combined score of 36 in three of the four events, vault, beam and floor.

Willmar 143.925, Benson/KMS 130.25

ALL-AROUND — (1) Kendall Hein, W, 36.75 (2) Stephanie Thompson, W, 36.65 (3) Alexis Miley, W, 35.575 (4) MiKaylie Hagen, B, 33.575 (5) Shayla Burns, B, 33.050

VAULT — (1) Hein 9.275 (2) tie, Miley, Hillary Weiler, W, both 9.20 (4) Morgan Hamstad, B, 9.15 (5) Thompson 9.125

BARS — (1) Hein 9.125 (2) Thompson 8.825 (3) Hagen 9.275 (4) Morgan Stoeberl 8.225 (5) tie, Miley, Burns, Sam Goeser, W, each 8.1

BEAM — (1) Thompson 9.5 (2) Hein 9.4 (3) Miley 8.7 (4) Burns 8.45 (5) Bronwyn Tollefson, W, 8.425

FLOOR — (1) Miley 9.575 (2) Thompson 9.2 (3) Haley Mottinger, W, 9.085 (4) Hein 9.95 (5) Hagen 8.85

Wright County

NLS 135.95,

Mound West. 133.975

NEW LONDON — New London-Spicer produced its season-best score in a victory over Mound Westonka on Tuesday.

MW’s Courtney Cashman took all-around honors, with NLS’ Mya Rohman second.

Rohman won the beam, the Wildcats’ Arica Clancy won the vault and Courtney Henjum placed first in the floor exercise.

ALL-AROUND — (1) Courtney Cashman, M, 35.025 (2) Mya Rohman, N, 34.425 (3) Alex Beveau, M, 33.825

VAULT — (1) Arica Clancy, N, 9.15 (2) Beveau, M, 9.025 (3) Cashman, M, 8.9

BARS — (1) Cashman, M, 9.175 (2) Courtney Henjum, N, 8.75 (3) Rohman, N, 8.525

BEAM — (1) Rohman, N, 8.95 (2) Madeline Peterson, M, 8.75 (3) Beveau, M, 8.625

FLOOR — (1) Henjum, N, 8.825 (2) Rohman, N, 8.75 (3) Cashman, M, 8.575

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