No. 7A Detroit Lakes placed sixth in a state-ranked field of both classes at the Lakeville Gymnastics Invitational Saturday, Jan. 11 at Lakeville North high school.
Senior Jackson Hegg finished fourth in the all-around as the top Class A gymnast in the field. Hegg had top 10 finishes on bars (5th), beam (6th) and floor exercise (8th). She finished with a total score of 37.3.
Lakeville North senior Anna Altermatt won three of the four events to take the all-around with a 38.65. Fellow senior Rachel Steiner won on bars to give the top ranked AA Panthers a sweep of all four events. Steiner was second in the all-around (37.9). Northfield’s Adison Dack finished third just ahead of Hegg with a score of 37.35.
The Lakers’ top score came on vault led by Gabby Whitworth’s second place 9.6 and Jerzie Horner’s fourth place 9.55.
Whitworth added a second top 10 finish placing seventh (9.25) on the balance beam.
Eight of the 10 teams came into the meet ranked in the top 20.
Section 8A rival Melrose was the only other Class A team. The No. 3A Dutchmen placed third with a team score of 144.15. The Lakers tallied 141.7 to finish sixth. That score is a season high this year. DL put up a 141.35 at the Jackie Mann Invite in Perham in early December. The Lakers entered the meet averaging just under 140 points per meet.
Detroit Lakes competes next at No. 6A Perham Tuesday, Jan. 21. The Lakers defeated the Yellowjackets by one-half point in mid-December at home.
Lakeville Panther Invite
No. 1AA Lakeville North 149.550, No. 9AA East Ridge 144.500, No. 3A Melrose 144.150, No. 4AA Cambridge-Isanti 143.700, No. 16AA Northfield 143.100, No. 7A Detroit Lakes 141.700, No. 21AA Eden Prairie 140.800,No. 17AA Stillwater 140.650, Roseville 136.900, Lakeville South 136.200.
Vault (DL -36.600)
1 9.850 Anna Altermatt Lakeville North
T2 9.600 Rachel Steiner Lakeville North
T2 9.600 Gabby Whitworth Detroit Lakes
4 9.550 Jerzie Horner Detroit Lakes
1 9.750 Rachel Steiner Lakeville North
2 9.600 Anna Altermatt Lakeville North
3 9.550 Ashley Goodlund Lakeville North
5 9.350 Jackson Hegg Detroit Lakes
1 9.550 Anna Altermatt Lakeville North
2 9.500 Lauren Rodriguez East Ridge
T3 9.450 Laci Lorinser Cambridge-Isanti
T3 9.450 Courtney Althaus Melrose
6 9.300 Jackson Hegg Detroit Lakes
7 9.250 Gabby Whitworth Detroit Lakes
1 9.650 Anna Altermatt Lakeville North
2 9.600 Lexie Corcoran East Ridge
T3 9.450 Rachel Steiner Lakeville North
T3 9.450 Adison Dack Northfield
T3 9.450 Kenzi Kluge Eden Prairie
8 9.350 Jackson Hegg Detroit Lakes
1 38.650 Anna Altermatt Lakeville North
2 37.900 Rachel Steiner Lakeville North
3 37.350 Adison Dack Northfield
4 37.300 Jackson Hegg Detroit Lakes