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SARTELL - Katy Etterman won three events and the all-around title, but Brainerd lost it's first meet of the season, 136.1 to 133.175 to Sartell, while missing several varsity performers in a Central Lakes Conference dual meet Thursday.


Etterman took firsts on the uneven bars, balance beam and vault. Her score of 9.4 on the floor exercise tied Sartell's Mattie Bearson with the superior judge giving the tiebreaker to Bearson.

Lonie Anderson took fourth on bars and fifth in all-around and Claire Campbell was fourth on beam.

"Katy had a great meet ... we actually had a good meet considering we were missing some key players," said Brainerd coach Dave Maras. "We had a lot of younger girls compete varsity for the first time and that was good.

"I feel good about how we did. We know we have a lot left in the tank and the season is still young."

Sartell 136.1, Brainerd 133.175

Uneven parallel bars: 1-Katy Etterman (B) 9.15, 4-Lonie Anderson (B) 8.175

Balance beam: 1-Etterman (B) 8.925, 4-Claire Campbell (B) 7.85

Floor exercise: 1-Mattie Bearson (B) 9.4, 2-Etterman (B) 9.4 (superior judge breaks tie)

Vault: 1-Etterman (B) 1-9.45

All-around: 1-Etterman (B) 36.925 5-Anderson (B) 31.45

Conference: Brd 2-1. Overall: Brd 2-1. Next: Bemidji, Moorhead, Lakeville North, Park, Melrose, Big Lake, St. Paul Johnson at Brainerd Invite 11 a.m. Saturday.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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