Deuel repeats as Class A champion

Troy Marnoey/Register: FAR LEFT: Estelline/Hendricks’ Katie Ekema vaults during the Class A Team Competition at the Swiftel Center. LEFT: Cora Hofer of Estelline/Hendricks performs her balance beam routine on Friday.

BROOKINGS – Deuel cruised to its fifth title in nine years, including its second consecutive team championship, during the Class A State Gymnastics Meet Team Competition on Friday at the Swiftel Center.

The Cardinals earned a score of 143.625.

Parkston/Ethan/Hanson was second at 132.95, edging third-place Estelline/Hendricks (132.825).

Perennial power Madison finished fourth (131.950), followed by Milbank (130.600), West Central/Montrose (128.750), Wagner/Bon Homme (128.350), Vermillion (125.925) and Hot Springs (122.425).

Notes: Deuel also won titles in 2011, 2012 and 2013 while taking second in 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2017.

CLASS A STATE GYMNASTICS MEET

Team Competition

Friday at Swiftel Center, Brookings

Team Scores – 1. Deuel 143.625; 2. Parkston/Ethan/Hanson 132.950; 3. Esteline/Hendricks 132.825; 4. Madison 131.950; 5. Milbank 130.600; 6. West Central/Montrose 128.750; 7. Wagner/Bon Homme 128.350; 8. Vermillion 125.925; 9. Hot Springs 122.425.

   * The scores for each event were unavailable at press time.


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