Gymnastics: Lakers miss heavy hitters in Princeton, finish seventh

Results from Detroit Lakes gymnastics in Princeton.

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A shorthanded Detroit Lakes gymnastics team took seventh place at the Clemensen Invitational in Princeton on Saturday.

Missing most of their varsity roster, the Lakers finished with a team score of 120.55. Hope Hamm recorded the highest all-around score at 31.8, with her highest marks coming on the vault (8.65), beam (8.35) and floor (8.35).

Hayden Laux totaled an all-around score of 29.55. Her best score came in the vault with an 8.2. Kaija Aschnewitz also scored in all five events to a total of 29.1, with her highest mark coming on the floor at 8.2.

Isabelle Hansen, Becca Hunter, Brenna Johnson and Aleece Kulik each scored in the top five for Detroit Lakes in at least one event. On Saturday, the Lakers were without Jerzie Horner, Gabby Whitworth, Elsie Rats, Jordan Ehnert, Ava Morrison, and Skylar Nelson.

Detroit Lakes hosts Perham in the second of two duals between the Section 8A rivals on Friday at 6 p.m. The Lakers beat the Yellowjackets 140.7-140.6 on Dec. 14 in Perham. The Yellowjackets took fourth in Princeton with a team score of 138.85.


TEAM SCORES- 1st- Hopkins 143.05, 2nd- Bemidji 140.85, 3rd- Elk-River Zimmerman 140.35, 4th- Perham 138.85, 5th- North Branch 129.2, 6th- Rush City-Pine City-Hinckley 125.65, 7th- Detroit Lakes 120.55, 8th- Princeton 118.5

DETROIT LAKES INDIVIDUAL SCORES- VAULT- Hope Hamm 8.65, Hayden Laux 8.2, Kaija Aschnewitz 8.0, Isabelle Hansen 8.05, Becca Hunter 7.95; BARS- Hamm 6.45, Laux 5.95, Aschnewitz 5.2, Hansen 6.6, Aleece Kulik 5.55; BEAM- Hamm 8.35, Laux 7.7, Aschnewitz 7.7, Hansen 7.2, Hunter 7.9; FLOOR- Hamm 8.35, Laux 7.7, Aschnewitz 8.2, Brenna Johnson 7.2

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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