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Willmar shines in final home meet of season; CLC meet next

Kaitlyn Lindblad of Willmar twists off the vault during the Cardinals' opening event at the Kennedy gym in Willmar on Thursday. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton1 / 2
Kaitlyn Lindblad of Willmar twists off the vault during the Cardinals' opening event at the Kennedy gym on Thursday. Lindblad would finish third in the event with a score of 9.15. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton2 / 2

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals closed shop as far as home meets on Thursday with their best score of the season -- a 142.35 -- to defeat Fergus Falls with 132.475 in girls gymnastics.

It completed a big week for the Cardinals who scored 142.08 in another Central Lakes Conference win at home on Tuesday against Alexandria.

Willmar now prepares for the Central Lakes Conference meet on Feb. 6 at Fergus Falls.

Sophomore Abbey Weiler placed first in all-around with 36.25 followed by Cardinal teammates Kaitlyn Lindblad and Kelsey Jacobson, both at 35.675.

Jacobson won vault at 9.375, Weiler bars at 8.85 and also floor exercise at 9.3 while Lindblad had the highest judges' score in any event with a 9.4 on the balance beam.

Willmar finished 6-2 in CLC duals and is 7-3 overall.

Willmar 142.35, Fergus Falls 132.475

ALL-AROUND -- (1) Abby Weiler, Wil, 36.25 (2) Kaitlyn Lindblad, Wil, 35.675 (3) Kelsey Jacobson, Wil, 35.675 (4) Nicole Schleske, FF, 34.975 (5) Ashley Delp, Wil, 34.970 (6) Emma DeMartelaere, FF, 33.675 (7) Bessy Enderson, FF, 32.525 (8) Kara Hallberg, Wil, 32.525 (9) Carolina Wagnild, FF, 29.95 (10) Liza Enderson, FF, 24.225

VAULT -- (1) Jacobson 9.375 (2) Schleske 9.3 (3) Lindblad 9.15 (4) Weiler 9.1 (5) Delp 8.9 ...(8) Hallberg 8.55

BARS -- (1) Weiler 8.85 (2) Schleske 8.6 (3) Jacobson 8.525 (4) Delp 8.5 ... (8) Lindblad 8.125 (10) Hallberg 7.1

BEAM -- (1) Lindblad 9.4 (2) Weiler 9.0 (3) Jacobson 8.55 (4) Delp 8.35 ... (7) Hallberg 8.15

FLOOR -- (1) Weiler 9.3 (2) Jacobson 9.225 (3) Lindblad 9.0 (4) Delp 8.95 ... (6) Hallberg 8.725

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