Cora Okeson and Jackson Hegg captured the top two all-around scores and led the No. 1A Detroit Lakes gymnastics team to a season-high point total of 149.525 in a victory over No. 9A Perham at Hauer Gymnasium in Perham Friday, Jan. 18.

The Yellowjackets were missing two gymnasts in Ashley Hokanson and MacKenzie Rohloff and scored 140.425.

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Okeson won the all-around with a score of 37.9. Hegg was four-tenths back with a 37.5 and Perham’s Jada Olsen placed third with a score of 37.3.

Olsen won on two events scoring a 9.35 on bars and a 9.6 on vault to tie for the top spot with the Lakers’ Lexi Yliniemi. Justine Lawrence had DL’s top bar routine with a 9.325.

Okeson had the meet’s highest score winning on floor exercise with a 9.7. Yliniemi was the runner-up scoring 9.55.

The Lakers recorded the top four scores on beam led by Ellie Hultin’s 9.45. Okeson tied with Hultin and Hegg scored a 9.4, followed by Lawrence with an 8.95.

Detroit Lakes has defeated Perham three times in dual format and once in a tournament this season.

The Laker junior varsity also picked up a victory outscoring Perham 126.15 - 52.05.

Detroit Lakes’ second varsity team is in action at Bemidji Thursday, Jan. 24 while the top-ranked first team hosts the State True Team championships Saturday, Jan. 26 at noon. The meet will feature the top 10 teams in Class A and be held at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium.  


Detroit Lakes 149.525, Perham 140.425


Cora Okeson 37.900

Jackson Hegg 37.500

Jada Olsen 37.300

Ellie Hultin 36.650

Dena Fischer 35.100

Kassidy Kovar 33.650

Brittney Lorentz 33.625

Floor Exercise

Cora Okeson 9.700

Lexi Yliniemi 9.550

Jada Olsen 9.500

Jackson Hegg 9.350

Dena Fischer 9.150

Kassidy Kovar 9.100

Brittney Lorentz 9.050

Ellie Hultin 8.950

Gabby Whitworth 8.400

Stephanie Bernstetter 7.950

Balance Beam

Ellie Hultin 9.450

Cora Okeson 9.450

Jackson Hegg 9.400

Justine Lawrence 8.950

Jada Olsen 8.850

Dena Fischer 8.500

Gabby Whitworth 8.400

Stephanie Bernstetter 8.350

Kassidy Kovar 7.900

Brittney Lorentz 7.800

Uneven Bars

Jada Olsen 9.350

Justine Lawrence 9.325

Jackson Hegg 9.300

Cora Okeson 9.200

Dena Fischer 8.800

Ellie Hultin 8.800

Brittney Lorentz 8.325

Jerzie Horner 8.200

Kassidy Kovar 8.000


Jada Olsen 9.600

Lexi Yliniemi 9.600

Cora Okeson 9.550

Gabby Whitworth 9.500

Jackson Hegg 9.450

Ellie Hultin 9.450

Kassidy Kovar 8.650

Stephanie Bernstetter 8.650

Dena Fischer 8.650

Brittney Lorentz 8.450