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Section 8-1A Gymnastics: LeBlanc wins section, advances to state

PARK RAPIDS — Rachelle LeBlanc used a school record all-around score of 38.05 to win the Section 8-1A title and advance to state after Saturday’s section meet.

The Little Fall Flyers team placed third overall led by LeBlanc’s victories on beam and floor and second-place finishes on vault and bars.

The junior scored 9.6 on floor and 9.6 on beam. She posted a 9.425 vault and a 9.425 bars for her all-around score, which beat the competition by .250 points.

Team scores: 1-Perham 145.50, 2-Detroit Lakes 144.175, 3-Little Falls 131.675, 4-Bemidji 129.575, 5-Fergus Falls 125.025, 6-Long Prairie 110.85, 7-Park Rapids 98.1, 8-Frazee 97.675

Uneven parallel bars: 1-Molly Lyngass (DL) 9.5, 2-Rachelle LeBlanc (LF) 9.425, 14-Amanda Hanson (LF) 7.6, 18-Caitlean Plumski (LF) 7.15, 23-Sarah Stout (LF) 6.75, 35-Gabby Lyter (LF) 4.2

Balance beam: 1-Rachelle LeBlanc (LF) 9.6, 16-Taylor Axel (LF) 7.8, 22-Diana Kempenich (LF) 7.2, 23-Amanda Hanson (LF) 7.10, 25-Sarah Stout (LF) 7

Floor exercise: 1-Rachelle LeBlanc (LF) 9.6, 14-Amanda Hanson (LF) 8.35, 23-Taylor Axel (LF) 8.0, 24-Gabby Lyter (LF) 7.5

Vault: 1-Molly Lyngass (DL) 9.6, 2-Rachelle LeBlanc (LF) 9.425, 15-Taylor Axel (LF) 8.55, 18-Amanda Hanson (LF) 8.5, 20-Desiree Haggerty (LF) 8.4, 23-Stephanie Cluever (LF) 8.3

All-around: 1-Rachelle LeBlanc (LF) 38.50, 13-Amanda Hanson (LF) 31.55

Next: Little Falls in Class 1A individual competition at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion 11 a.m. Saturday.

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