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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • Worthington Takes Down SJA Gymnastics

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  • St. James Area Gymnastics hosted a meet Tuesday night against Worthington at the Armory in St. James.
    SJA's young team didn't quite have what it took to beat Worthington's experienced team, however, they did grab a season high for their team score. The Saints lost to Worthington 101.500 to 135.25.
    "I'm very excited Varsity hit a season high and broke into the hundreds," said Head Coach Rachel Aamot. " I have been having the girls become more aware of their form (pointed toes on jumps, straight legs, height of the jumps, leaps, and tumbling etc.) Now that they are starting to get the skills they have been working on for awhile, they are seeing the improvement in themselves and in their scores. The team has been progressing nicely through out the season."
    Leading the way for SJA in all-around score was Kelli Nessler who received a 27.275--her highest all-around score of the season--putting her in sixth place individually. Nessler also set season highs on three events; getting a 5.300 on Bar; a 6.625 on Beam; and a 7.350 on Floor. She placed sixth on Bars, seventh on Beam, and fifth on Floor--getting the highest score for St. James.
    To see the full story, along with individual and event scores, please see Thursday's print edition of the St. James Plaindealer.

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