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Justine Lawrence and Sith Hansana have an extended Flyers gymnastics season after Lawrence qualified for the Western National meet in California May 5-7. Brian Wierima/Tribune

Lawrence qualifies for Western National meet

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Detroit Lakes’ Justine Lawrence is learning much as just a sixth grader.

But during the United States Gymnastics Association Regional meet in St. Charles, Mo., earlier this month, she learned one of life’s most valuable lessons — never give up.


It was that life lesson which enabled Lawrence to become just the second Minnesota Flyer ever to qualify for the Western National Gymnastics Championships, which will be held in Roseville, Calif., May 3-5.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.