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Area Gymnastics: LeBlanc wins beam, Flyers lose

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

MELROSE — Rachelle LeBlanc won the balance beam and placed second in the all-around for the Little Falls Flyers in a season-opening loss to Melrose.


The Dutchmen scored a 141.725 to the Flyers 122.400, and were led by Jailyn Brinkman who won three events plus the all-around.

LeBlanc scored a 9.25 on beam and finished with a 36.25 in the all-around. Amanda Hanson placed fourth in the overall with a 30.15 for the Flyers.

Melrose 141.725, Little Falls 122.400

Uneven parallel bars: 1-Jailyn Brinkman (M) 9.35, 2-Rachelle LeBlanc (LF) 9.0, 6-Amanda Hanson (LF) 7.45, 8-Sarah Stout (LF) 6.65, 9-Caitlean Plumski (LF) 6.20, 10-Shania Rossum (LF) 5.70

Balance beam: 1-LeBlanc 9.25, 7-Taylor Axel (LF) 6.75, 8-Hanson 6.10, 9-Stout 5.55, 10-Gabby Lyter (LF) 5.45

Floor exercise: 1-Brinkman 9.30, 2-LeBlanc 9.20, 7-Hanson 8.10, 8-Stout 7.55, 9-Axel 7.30, 10-Lyter 6.50

Vault: 1-Brinkman 9.05, 2-LeBlanc 8.80, 5-Hanson 8.50, 7-Axel 8.10, 8-Hailey Claseman (LF) 7.90, 9-Shania Rossum (LF) 7.80

All-around: 1-Brinkman 36.85, 2-LeBlanc 36.25, 4-Hanson 30.15

Overall: LF 0-1. Next: Little Falls at Rush City 6 p.m. Friday.